In this article, I refer to "strategic culture " as a conceptual locus and describe the implications of the increasing number of religious-Zionist youth recruited into the Israeli military. Against the background of a postmodern versus traditional army, largue that the motivating force for the nostalgic return to the martial values of Israel's early wars is rooted in a conservative backlash against liberal and "humane " considerations, rather than in religious ideology. The war against terror requires the same attitudes that more traditional battlefield confrontations do.
|Number of pages||35|
|Journal||Journal of Political and Military Sociology|
|State||Published - 2012|