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The Battle Over “Innere Fuehrung”

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One of the most interesting and unique aspects of the creation of the Bundeswehr was the introduction of a new philosophy of military leadership and soldierly behavior. "Innere Fuehrung", the name of the new concept, is one of those German terms that encompasses a broad spectrum of ideas and is exceptionally hard to render into English. The battle over the concept and policy to make Innere Fuehrung part of the official culture of the Bundeswehr was not a single grand campaign ending in a decisive victory. As a leadership and organizational philosophy it caused considerable friction and tension between appearance and reality. Yet the cognitive dissonance provoked a healthy debate that, in the end, made a positive contribution to the Bundeswehr.

Keywords: Bundeswehr; Innere Fuehrung

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