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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please, let's not also disguise 'value issues' (and possibly value
judgments) behind boilerplate rhetorical responses to honestly posed
questions.

Cheers,
John

On 3/22/04 9:29, "Sam Friedman" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> As often is the case, there are value issues being hidden behind
> seemingly functionalist and technical language.  In this case, what does
> "should" mean?  Does it mean in order to maximize the utility of the
> army as a mechanism to destroy other societies and people in response to
> the wishes of the commanders? Does it mean maximizing the ability of the
> soldiers to take independent action to create a decent world, even if
> that involves defying the wishes of the commanders?
>
> Or what?
>
> best
> sam
>
>>>> "C.J.D. Havermans (Ordecon Consulting)"
> <[log in to unmask]> 3/22/2004 4:05:42 AM >>>
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> Dear Socnetter,
>
> Many questions I do have with regards to Network analysis. Yet I would
> like to invite all of you to respond to my following concern. I have
> some research interests in investigating (a) whether specific army
> departments should cooperate (intra organizational) and with (b) whom
> they should cooperate (or not). Let's assume that the Special Forces
> should choose with whom they cooperate? What is the decision making
> process (cf. what motivations should support this process?) , and how
> should they approach such departments? In addition, are there any
> specific off-the-self approaches which "prescribe" how a specific
> department establish relationships and how their decision making
> process
> and information flows?
>
> I know that these questions are quite diverse. However, I would like
> to
> ground some assumptions. All suggestions and comments are more then
> welcome.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Dennis Havermans
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