Defense Policy from the Perspective of the Defense Apparatus: Competence, Military Leadership, and Military Intuition

Bambang Santoso Haryono, Wibisono Poespitohadi, Soesilo Zauhar, Drasospolino


This study aims to examine and analyze the effect of the competence of the defense apparatus and military leadership on military intuition and the performance of defense policy implementation. This study uses a quantitative approach by conducting a quantification study related to the perspective of the defense policy of the defense apparatus. The data used are primary data with the research instrument in the form of a questionnaire. The population in this study is the entire community in the city of Bandung, Indonesia. The sample of this study was 200 respondents consisting of civilians and soldiers who served in the city of Bandung, Indonesia. Data analysis used the structural equation model (SEM) measurement model with the help of the WarpPLS package computer program. The results showed that: 1) Defense apparatus competence and military leadership have a positive and significant impact on military intuition; 2) Military intuition has a positive and significant effect on Defense Policy Performance, besides that Military Leadership and Military Intuition have a positive but not a significant effect on Defense Policy Performance; 3) Defense force competence has a significant effect on defense policy performance through military intuition and military leadership has a significant effect on defense policy performance through Military Intuition. Currently,  in several countries, there has been much research in the field of defense, but this article contains a novelty in that the researchers have more focused on the dimensions of analyzing the performance of capacity-building-based defense policy implementation.


Keywords: defense apparatus, military leadership, military intuition, policy implementation, structural equation model, WarpPLS.





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