But, while defections have occurred among the officer corps as well, the regime has maintained its basic cohesiveness.
In the Army, only the top generals are unconditionally loyal to Milosevic; most of the officer corps is embittered at the lost Kosovo war and at Milosevic's dismissive treatment of them, particularly their low pay.
1.3.1 The integrated General Staff and the Officer Corps shall be composed of 60% officers selected from the governmental army and 40% officers from the CNDD-FDD.
But while the officer corps may be steadfast defenders of secular rule, the rank and file reflects Pakistani society.
But there's a rumor among the officer corps that the Seeker is of the Rahl bloodline, that he's next in line for the throne.
However, the establishment of a post-war officer corps remains a challenge.
Hitler needed the support of the German officer corps.
If I court-martial him now it will reflect on the integrity of the whole Officer Corps.
If that happens, everything we stand for will be destroyed unless the German Officer Corps stands like a rock, intact, and what is more important, untarnished.
Imagine how the French would have reacted if a quarter of France's post-World War II officer corps had sided with the Wehrmacht during its occupation of their country.