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Why things don't happen: silent principles of national security

Blackham, Jeremy and Prins, Gwyn (2010) Why things don't happen: silent principles of national security. RUSI Journal, 155 (4). pp. 14-22. ISSN 0307-1847

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03071847.2010.514099


The defence review is occurring at a time of extreme financial pressure at home and considerable military risk in Afghanistan. Yet it would be a grave failure if it attended principally – or worse, exclusively – to the clamour of those issues. The deepest principles of national security are silent. They explain why bad things don’t happen and they must be given voice. This article also argues that geopolitics prescribe a primarily maritime framework for any British SDSR, and that the core strategic challenges are naval. The Royal Navy, however, has become dangerously weak. Urgent steps must be taken to reverse this trend before it is too late.

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Additional Information: © 2010 RUSI Journal
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 08:31
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 00:03

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