From the editors
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An editorial written by the editors of Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, a journal published bi-annually by the Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch University, South Africa. It is an accredited, peer reviewed scholarly journal, which investigates a broad spectrum of matters and issues relating to military affairs, and publishes both discipline-based and inter-disciplinary research. This particular editorial introduces the content of Volume 40, number 1 (2012).