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Book review: Defending the realm? The politics of Britain’s small wars since 1945

Holt, Andrew (2013) Book review: Defending the realm? The politics of Britain’s small wars since 1945. LSE Review of Books (12 Apr 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Britain is often revered for its extensive experience of waging ‘small wars’. Its long imperial history is littered with high profile counter-insurgency campaigns, thus marking it out as the world’s most seasoned practitioner of this type of warfare. In Defending the Realm? Aaron Edwards details the tactical and operational dynamics of Britain’s small wars, arguing that the military’s use of force was more heavily constrained by wider strategic and political considerations than previously admitted. Andrew Holt finds a concise, readable text that should be of interest to students and scholars of British foreign policy, international relations, and security studies.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 11:09
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52935

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