Motivating Soldiers: The Example of the Israeli Defense Forces

Catignani, Sergio
September 2004
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Autumn2004, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p108
Academic Journal
Looks into the key factors that can enhance the combat motivation of soldiers in reference to the operational successes of Israel Defense Forces. Definition of combat motivation; Association of lower levels of combat stress and demoralization with professional leadership; Consideration of unit cohesion or esprit de corps as a powerful preventive measure against psychiatric breakdown in battle as a generator of heroic behavior among the unit's members.


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