Journal of Archives in Military Medicine

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The Human Element in Combat

Farshad Najafipour 1 , *
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1 Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
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  • Journal of Archives in Military Medicine: May 01, 2014, 2 (2); e18224
  • Published Online: May 25, 2014
  • Article Type: Discussion
  • Received: February 28, 2014
  • Accepted: March 25, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/jamm.18224

To Cite: Najafipour F. The Human Element in Combat, J Arch Mil Med. 2014 ; 2(2):e18224. doi: 10.5812/jamm.18224.

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1. Introduction
2. The Significance of Military Cohesion
3. Measuring Military Power
4. Characteristics of a Cohesive Army
5. Assessing Cohesion in Small Units
6. Maintenance of Unit Integrity and Stability
7. Motivation and Control
8. Commonality of Values
9. Leadership in Cohesive Units
10. The Effect of Ideology
11. Sources of Leader Influence
12. Conclusion
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