Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - One of the chief problems in this country, and globally for that matter, is that the vast majority of people have very little idea of how military operations are really run.
And it's not just due to what many call the Hollywood influence, but also even books, magazines and comics all focus on what is known as the "pointy end of the spear", namely the combat aspects while ignoring the unglamorous but essential aspects of logistical, medical, administrative, engineering and transportation in the military.
Understandably, such topics are dry and not as exciting as combat operations and equipment and hence the lack of material as such. But anyone who wants to comment on military operations and criticise why some things are done or not done, should understand wholly all of the other factors behind military operations before commenting.
I'm going to address three of the questions being posed publicly in regard to it.
(Go to the first question.)