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When it comes to defence, Britain is trapped in a Cold War mindset

McCormack, Tara (2018) When it comes to defence, Britain is trapped in a Cold War mindset. LSE Brexit (02 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Britain's willingness to join a new European defence force shows that Brexit need not mean an end to security co-operation with our neighbours. In fact, argues Tara McCormack (University of Leicester), it represents an opportunity to rethink ill-advised military actions and tactical support for wars led by geopolitical allies. Instead, some senior politicians remain obsessed by the desire to maintain Britain’s status as a ‘tier one’ military power – a position that, going by defence spending, we have already relinquished.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: European Institute
School of Public Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > Institute of Public Affairs
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 14:57
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 00:12

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