Wolfgang Peischel /Christoph Bilban (Hrsg): Building Military Science for the Benefit of Society – International Society of Military Sciences, Berlin 2020, 400 Seiten, Hardcover mit Schutzumschlag, englischsprachig. Preis: 34,80 Euro
The present book not only illustrates the ISMS-Conference’s objectives and presents the contents of the lectures, but also expands on them through further in-depth contributions; the results of academic research carried out on the Conference topic, both across disciplines and ISMS member states, are thus further illuminated. The book intends to provide teachers with a guide to possible developments in the ﬁeld of military science and students with greater insights into its objectives and principles.
The key question is what added value, what kind of USP military science could furnish for society, what speciﬁc support not already covered by other scientiﬁc disciplines or organizations? If it were only the science of organizing, structuring and commanding armed forces, it would not be necessary to deﬁne and establish an independent scientiﬁc discipline – the military itself could accomplish all that in the required quality by itself. What would give legitimacy to an independent discipline called Military Science, is a comprehensive (i.e. not only military-strategic)organic collection of primarily intellectual capabilities, safeguarding the secure, long-term survival of the state and its people – thus contributing to the beneﬁt of society.