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The capabilities of Britain’s armed forces may not be diminishing as starkly as the numbers might suggest

Dorman, Andrew (2014) The capabilities of Britain’s armed forces may not be diminishing as starkly as the numbers might suggest. British Politics and Policy at LSE (31 Jan 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Following a new announcement of cuts to the UK armed forces, many are asking whether we are seeing Britain’s defence capabilities in decline. Andrew Dorman warns against simply focusing on focus on numbers or money. There is no direct relationship between amount spent or size of the armed forces and the security of the nation or between numbers of personnel and capability. Also, focusing on the armed forces is also problematic given that in many ways the battlefields of today and tomorrow are different.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 15:15
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2019 00:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73716

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