Wednesday, July 25, 2007

No need for Military training to be compulsory in Uganda

Military (hardware) training and donning military uniforms might be a was. The information age needs citizens who are skilled in information age warfare. but here is a farce being contemplated in Uganda: making Military training to be compulsory in Uganda. Do we need military training? Is somebody trying to entice citizens to the gun? Sun Tzu! We don't need militarisation. But is a nation being prepared for the new wars? Could the NRM party in Uganda be playing mind games on its rivals at the expense of a nation?But where are the Military scientists in Uganda, Southern Sudan, and Africa?

What is any fellow trained in military hardware and without an AK 47 gun in Africa? Soldier? Strategists? or or cowards? Isn't Uganda being remilitarised needlessly? Supposing we don't need among other irrelevants to don military uniforms, to know how to dismantle the AK 47, need guns, need retreat to learn how to pull a trigger in the information age and don't want to pull the trigger any yet the battle has to be fought, was that proposal the best somebody to come up with? Where are the national strategists?

Times are changing. Today and for a very long time, guerrilla tactics in wars like the one pioneered by General Y.K Musenveni in 1981 in Uganda will pit the large force against an indefeasible, and undefined (small) force. And no one wise will dare an endless conventional war anymore. No one wins so only dialogue is the way forward because today's battle are being fought from countless fronts and any Lt. General might lose track of developments since it is an eternal battle! You will eat as you fight, go to school because you are you are in the midst of the heat, have nNo geographical battle maps because the battle ground will be in your mind, internet and the waves, every where and no where. War is turning out to be any attempt to survive. The battle ground and tools have changed.

Let me let us into my favourite and a public secret author and reading: Sun Tzu, the Chinese military philosopher and his multi-applicable writting - The Art of War. In Sun Tzu's addictive reading and oldest military treastie, the message is addressed to the General and the commander. The general and the commander is you, the citizen. Teach a citizen some ICT skills, hacking, cracking, Information literacy and Sun Tzu's philisophy in the Art of War, leave us to operate guerrilla warfare tactics and national stratgeic planners will be amazed of how many birds these skills will accomplish in a battle and all without militarisation!

Sun Tzu's Art of War is actually a strategy of life and is therefore applicable to every day life activities like in marketing, advertisement, business, I even use the Art of War in games like chess. There is a which can cause one who proposed the said compulsory military training for citizens to rethink the ideas. From my tacit and explicit knowledge, let somebody learn from Sun Tzu The Art of War when;
Laying Plans
Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in ....

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1 comment:

The 27th Comrade said...

Yeah, no need for compulsory military training (as yet), since we are not like countries that need it (or can afford it). Like Israel, Italy, Spain, Syria, Canada and the like.