Global Warriors? German Soldiers and the Value of Innere Führung
Innere Führung commits the German soldier to respect for human rights, to fairness, tolerance and loyalty to democratic decisions. But given current conflicts and security-policy challenges, is Innere Führung still in step with the times, and can it realistically be put into practice? Who does the Bundeswehr really need – citizens in uniform or would global warriors be preferable? Leadership ethics among soldiers – what could other nations learn from the German concept?