The Study on the Recognition of Important Degree by Intangible Combat Power Components

Authors

  • YoungShik Kim
  • JongJae Park Kwangwoon University, Defense Acquisition Program

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37944/jams.v3i1.68

Keywords:

combat power, intangible combat power, AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process), KCTC (Korean Combat Training Center)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the recognition of the important degree of intangible combat power components. Combat power is expressed as the sum of tangible power and intangible power. The Korean Army has long gone through the mistake of estimating the level of combat power by evaluating only the tangible combat power.
We admit that intangible combat power cannot be expressed in measurable numbers.
Nevertheless, there is a need to properly understand and evaluate the important degree of intangible combat power components. And operating the unit according to the evaluation result is the key to rational command. Therefore, it is very meaningful to study the recognition of the important degree of intangible combat power components.

In this study, the recognition of the important degree of intangible combat power components recognized by the military expert group (army general promoted officers) was analyzed by applying the AHP technique. Then, the results of KCTC, which was evaluated for training in the most war-like environmental conditions, were analyzed to determine how the components of intangible combat power influenced the training results. And then we looked the differences between the two analyzes and found some reasons for the differences. Lastly the alternatives to solve the discrepancies and further research tasks were presented.

Author Biography

JongJae Park, Kwangwoon University, Defense Acquisition Program

Kwangwoon University, Defense Acquisition Program

Institute of Future Security Industry Strategy

Korean Combat training

Published

2020-05-04

How to Cite

Kim, Y., & Park, J. (2020). The Study on the Recognition of Important Degree by Intangible Combat Power Components. Journal of Advances in Military Studies, 3(1), 75-92. https://doi.org/10.37944/jams.v3i1.68