A Question of Security: The British Defence Review in an Age of Austerity

A Question of Security: The British Defence Review in an Age of Austerity


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ISBN-13: 9781848856066
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures vii

Acronyms and Abbreviations ix

Foreword: Lord Hutton of Furness xiii

Introduction Michael Codner 1

Grand Strategy

The United Kingdom's Strategic Moment Michael Clarke 7

Multilateral Approaches to British Security Andrew Rathmell 21

The Lean Years: Defence Consequences of the Fiscal Crisis Malcolm Chalmers 33

Partners and Problems

Strategic Considerations for the Anglo-American Alliance Lisa Aronsson 79

Entente or Oblivion: Franco-British Defence Co-operation Etienne de Durand 91

The SDSR and China Alexander Neill 117

Ways and Means

British Strategy after Afghanistan Geoffrey Till 131

A Force for Honour? UK Military Strategic Options Michael Codner 153

Jointery and the Defence Review Trevor Taylor 175

The Special Relationship and the British Army Antulio J Echevarria II 187

Redefining the Military's Role in Domestic Security Mark Phillips 195


The Case for the RAF Eric Grove 211

Armed Inducement in Conflict Prevention Michael Codner 223

Defence Information Superiority: Still Underplayed Bill Robins 237

Failing Intelligence: Reform of the Machinery Mark Phillips 249

The Armed Forces and the British People Hew Strachan 273

Procurement Reform David Gould 285

Defence Industrial Strategy under the Coalition Keith Hayward 299

Conclusion Michael Codner 311

References 315

About the Authors 341

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