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The article analyses activities of geographical support in missions abroad. The proposals for adjustment of processes and equipment during a preparation phase of perspective deployment of mobile geographic support unit were created on a basis of author’s knowledge and experience, studies of documents and a discussion of participants in missions. The ISAF mission (currently Resolute Support mission) represents a model on which a future form of geographic support of national contingents in missions abroad is being developed. The brought up results represent a recommendation for further development of geospatial support of AČR in missions. The main conclusion is defining a need of position for a geographer within a mid-sized contingent and at a same time making use of a new mobile geographic set GeMoZ-C, which already complies with a majority of mentioned remarks.

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  • volume 2018
  • issue 2
  • state Recenzované / Reviewed
  • article type Přehledový / Peer-reviewed
Published in Lessons Learned
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Motivace a profesní hodnotová orientace vojáků v tzv. other people's wars je jednou z nejdůležitějších informací nutných pro efektivní velení a řízení. Jedním z témat rozsáhlého výzkumu mezi vojáky AČR nasazenými v ISAF PRT v afghánské provincii Lógar v letech 2010-2011 byla proto motivace k odjezdu do mise, jejich profesní očekávání a hodnocení vnitřního i vnějšího prostředí mise. Cílem textu je na základě dat z empirického výzkumu uskutečněného mezi členy PRT (provinčního rekonstrukčního týmu) představit čtenáři alespoň základní kontury obrazu hodnotového světa dnešního příslušníka AČR, jeho profesních očekávání a motivů. Výsledky jsou interpretovány v kontextu Moskosovy teorie o rozporu mezi institucionálním a zaměstnaneckým charakterem ozbrojených sil v současnosti a adaptovány na reálnou společensko-politickou situaci.

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  • volume 2014
  • issue 4
  • state Recenzované / Reviewed
  • article type Vědecký / Research
Published in Lessons Learned
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On the introduction, the article focuses on clarifying the place and role of counterinsurgency in current military operations. It also deals with the principles of counterinsurgency and their doctrinal comparison within some advanced armies and the NATO. The aim is to highlight some findings related to principles that should be changed,added in doctrine and incorporated into the training of the ACR troops. The result of the analysis and comparison of individual principles with own experience of the author from the mission in Afghanistan are recommendations given for the troop training in the theatre. The implementation of the proposed measures in preparation of the Czech Army units may improve the effectivenessof counterinsurgency in military operations.

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  • volume 2016
  • issue 4
  • state Recenzované / Reviewed
  • article type Přehledový / Peer-reviewed
Published in Theory and Doctrines
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 13:26

Why to Afghanistan? Skills, Money or Ideals?

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The motivation and professional values of soldiers involved in Other People's Wars is one of the most important knowledge necessary for effective command and control. Those were main reasons for an extensive questionnaire survey among soldiers, deployed in PRT ISAF in 2010-2011. One of the key topics was motivation to leave for Afghanistan, professional expectations and evaluations of external and internal environment of the mission. The purpose of this paper is to present the basic outlines of values of today's Czech soldiers, their professional motives and expectations. The results are interpreted in the context of Moskos' theory of the contradiction between institutional and occupational orientations of present armed forces and adapted to the actual social and political state of affairs.

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  • volume 2014
  • issue 4
  • state Recenzované / Reviewed
  • article type Vědecký / Research
Published in Lessons Learned
Monday, 24 May 2010 06:00

The Czechs in Afghanistan

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The Provincial Reconstruction Team of Czech Republic operates in very complicated conditions and environment that are in fact hostile. It can’t be excluded that growing scepticism, today common among Afghanistan security experts, more or less could affects even Czech members of ISAF missions. This study deals with existing knowledge end experiences of Czech PRT in Afghanistan. It is divided into two parts. The fi rst one concerns with outside and inside factors infl uencing ISAF missions. It brings in details characteristics of geographical, historic ambiances in which ISAF mission are performed. The second part concentrates on tangible experiences of Czech PRT members, both in political and military spheres. Here the authors summarize conclusions and upon them they outline challenges for the future.

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  • volume 2010
  • issue 2
  • state Recenzované / Reviewed
  • article type Přehledový / Peer-reviewed
Published in Lessons Learned
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The Czech Republic became involved in ISAF in 2002, among others we sent there both field hospital and field surgical team; later meteorological group, traffic control group with EOD team began to serve at the Kabul International Airport. In 2004, the 601st Special Force Group was engaged in Enduring Freedom operation, Czech soldiers served in German Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), positive role was played by Czech Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team. Another successful mission was establishing PRT Logar, supporting social, economical development in this province. New common features of PRT, helicopter OMLT, EUPOL mission, partly SOG is the concentration on building Afghan capacities, namely ANSF (Afghan National Security Force) and public administration. Together with their deliberate support, it has multiplying effect, as assistance and training bring more effects than mere fulfilling standard military tasks, guarding e.g. Dutch base.

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  • volume 2009
  • issue 4
  • state Recenzované / Reviewed
  • article type Vědecký / Research
Published in Armed Conflicts