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Britain’s trade depends on the sea. In the coming public expenditure cuts we cannot afford to ‘sign off’ from maritime security and naval defence

Prins, Gwyn and Blackham, Jeremy (2010) Britain’s trade depends on the sea. In the coming public expenditure cuts we cannot afford to ‘sign off’ from maritime security and naval defence. British Politics and Policy at LSE (30 Aug 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The defence review is occurring at a time of extreme financial pressure at home and considerable military risk in Afghanistan. Gwyn Prins and Sir Jeremy Blackham argue that geopolitics prescribe a primarily maritime framework for the Strategic Defence Review. The core strategic challenges remain naval ones, yet the Royal Navy has become dangerously weak. Urgent steps must be taken to reverse this trend before it is too late.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Mackinder Programme for the Study of Long Wave Events
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 14:23
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39693/

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