Esprit guerrier,
a French concept aiming to enhance the preparation
for Belgian Land Component operations


History offers ample examples of small military detachments defeating quantitatively superior armies. Moreover, these Davids often did not even need qualitatively better equipment to defeat the Goliaths of their age.
Some units will do anything to reach their objective, while others will vacillate, succumb to friction or look for excuses not to continue. An intangible force pushes the former forward when the latter wants to give up: the disposition to fight.
Disposition to fight is essential in winning battles and wars and is therefore of primordial importance in preparing for operations. This article aims to propose practical measures to increase the disposition to fight of the Land Component.

Belgian Military Review, article 17 May 2024

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