Accession Number : ADA177636


Title :   The Growing Political Influence of the South African Military.


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Murray,James T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a177636.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : Analysis of the role of the South African Defense Force in current political decision making. The rise of Afrikaner nationalism and its coinciding impact on the military is traced. The white South African society has become more militarized with the government's Total Onslaught/Total Strategy concept. As the military establishment has grown to counter the perceived threat, it has gained political influence to the extent some feet it is the dominant policy making institution in South Africa today. This role will probably continue for the near future.


Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MILITARY FACILITIES , POLITICAL SCIENCE , DECISION MAKING , STRATEGY , SOUTH AFRICA


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE