Apologies for this musing but just about everthing related to the military appears to be anti the individual. Compared to other "jobs" in scoiety that demand team work, bravery and quick thinking be it rescue services to deep sea diving, militaries the world over have a policy or tradition of breaking recruits down often in quite brutal ways. Then if they get through the training they are not normally free to leave except at specific timings and civil society doesnt have the concept of desertion as the military use it.
Apart from the wider considerations of how a military would work in a Libertarian society , could be said that a military designed using Liberatian principles would be more efficient?
Who will attack a libertarian society? That is, for what reason would a libertarian society need a formal military. Not that they couldn't have one, but I'd like to know the reason first.
The only one worth following is the one who leads... not the one who pulls; for it is not the direction that condemns the puller, it is the rope that he holds.
I agree, there is no real need for a standing army but thats a slighly different discussion. However in the context of the current status quo do state militaries suffer from being monopoly "services"if such a term can be used. for example in now they treat their staff
Phi est aurem:
A nearby state, who may fear the the idea of a successful stateless society? Would TPTB in the USA accept a stateless society emerging in Canada for example? I mean, how are you going to jusitfy the welfare/warfare state funded by taxation and central banking, if there's a strong example of sociey survivng, right now, without all that shit?
Apart from the wider considerations of how a military would work in a Libertarian society , could [it] be said that a military designed using Liber[tarian] principles would be more efficient?
if servicemembership were truly voluntary, the leadership would focus their efforts on retaining personnel. As it stands now, they must fpcus their efforts on controlling uncooperative people who dont want to be there. In the former situation, they have to create incentives. In the latter, disincentives.