South Africa's Security Dilemmas

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This book looks at South Africa's military future. It specifically examines the military problems which South Africa will face over the next decade. According to the author, South Africa is a colossus with feet of clay. He points out that South Africa will have problems because of service morale, deficiency of equipment, and performance of the defense sector. He also discusses how the West has taken for granted South Africa's alignment with the Western World, and its ramifications. Finally, Coker shows that South...

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Overview

This book looks at South Africa's military future. It specifically examines the military problems which South Africa will face over the next decade. According to the author, South Africa is a colossus with feet of clay. He points out that South Africa will have problems because of service morale, deficiency of equipment, and performance of the defense sector. He also discusses how the West has taken for granted South Africa's alignment with the Western World, and its ramifications. Finally, Coker shows that South Africa's security dilemmas are largely of its own making. He concludes that choices between roles have been avoided for far too long and some hard decisions will have to be made.

This new book looks at South Africa's military future. It specifically examines the military problems which South Africa will face over the next decade. According to the author, South Africa is a colossus with feet of clay. He points out that South Africa will have problems because of service morale, deficiency of equipment, and performance of the defense sector. He also discusses how the West has taken for granted South Africa's alignment with the Western World, and its ramifications. Finally, Coker shows that South Africa's security dilemmas are largely of its own making. He concludes that choices between roles have been avoided for far too long and some hard decisions will have to be made.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275927721
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/10/1987
  • Series: The Washington Papers Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER COKER is a Lecturer in International Relations at The London School of Economics.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

The South African Defense Force

The Enemy Within

Limits of the Pax Pretoriana

The South African Defense Industry

South Africa and Western Society

The Will to Resist

Index

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