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A Question of Security : The British Defence Review in an Age of Austerity - Michael Codner

A Question of Security

The British Defence Review in an Age of Austerity

By: Michael Codner (Editor), Michael Clarke (Editor)

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The publication of the British government's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) in October 2010 provoked widespread and lively public debate. The review was long overdue: the world has changed dramatically since the last review in the 1990s, and its assumptions did not account for the increased and prolonged challenges faced by the armed forces in a post-9/11 world. At the same time, the financial crisis had also rendered the defence programme unsustainable.

Written by the foremost independent security and defence experts in the field, including Michael Clarke. Hew Strachan and Malcolm Chambers, this vital new book analyses every important facet of the 2010 review and the fundamental questions and tough choices that are still to be resolved. It examines the impact of the spending cuts: the decisions on the military equipment that should be procured: the industrial implications of defence procurement decision: the relationships with allies and partners: the intelligence sources: and, not least, the moral and ethical dimensions of modern security policy in a globalised but disordered world.

A Question of Security sets the core agenda for all wishing to understand the defence problems Britain now faces and also for those in government and parliament who will have to continue to answer these difficult questions in a generational moment for UK defence policy.

`It is now commonly accepted that we have a significant challenge across the Nation's security and defence portfolio ... Against this backdrop this book is timely and pertinent; the questions it asks and the articles that debate the key issues are comprehensive and thought provoking. A valuable reference for the informed and interested.' -General Sir David Richards

The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) is the leading independent think tank on international defence and security issues in the UK.

'It is now commonly accepted that we have a significant four part challenge across the Nation's security and defence portfolio. We have to develop a more strategic posture on the back of the National Security Strategy while wrestling with an extremely challenging resource picture, delivering success in the ongoing war in Afghanistan and reinforcing contingent capability so that we are better ready for the unexpected. Against this backdrop this book is timely and pertinent; the questions it asks and the articles that debate the key issues are comprehensive and thought provoking. A valuable reference for the informed and interested.' - General Sir David Richards

List of Tables and Figuresp. vii
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. ix
Foreword: Lord Hutton of Furnessp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Grand Strategy
The United Kingdom's Strategic Momentp. 7
Multilateral Approaches to British Securityp. 21
The Lean Years: Defence Consequences of the Fiscal Crisisp. 33
Partners and Problems
Strategic Considerations for the Anglo-American Alliancep. 79
Entente or Oblivion: Franco-British Defence Co-operationp. 91
The SDSR and Chinap. 117
Ways and Means
British Strategy after Afghanistanp. 131
A Force for Honour? UK Military Strategic Optionsp. 153
Jointery and the Defence Reviewp. 175
The Special Relationship and the British Armyp. 187
Redefining the Military's Role in Domestic Securityp. 195
Delivery
The Case for the RAFp. 211
Armed Inducement in Conflict Preventionp. 223
Defence Information Superiority: Still Underplayedp. 237
Failing Intelligence: Reform of the Machineryp. 249
The Armed Forces and the British Peoplep. 273
Procurement Reformp. 285
Defence Industrial Strategy under the Coalitionp. 299
Conclusionp. 311
Referencesp. 315
About the Authorsp. 341
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ISBN: 9781848856066
ISBN-10: 1848856067
Series: Rusi Defence and Security Studies.Series I
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 15th February 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.4  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1