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While the UK and Europe can be proud of their role in Libya, there was a dependence on US support and this cannot be relied upon in future conflicts.

Brown, Chris (2011) While the UK and Europe can be proud of their role in Libya, there was a dependence on US support and this cannot be relied upon in future conflicts. British Politics and Policy at LSE (02 Sep 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

With an endgame in Libya now in sight, Chris Brown writes that while European forces have made a significant contribution to the campaign, they would have been unable to do so without the support of the US. This kind of American willingness to assist in similar campaigns in the future cannot be guaranteed; further cuts to UK defence spending will therefore undermine our ability to participate in any future independent European military actions.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JX International law
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 11:06
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38281/

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