New Defence Strategies for the 1990's: From Confrontation to Coexistence pdf epub fb2

New Defence Strategies for the 1990's: From Confrontation to Coexistence by Philip Webber pdf epub fb2

New Defence Strategies for the 1990's: From Confrontation to Coexistence Author: Philip Webber
Title: New Defence Strategies for the 1990's: From Confrontation to Coexistence
ISBN: 0333535979
ISBN13: 978-0333535974
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Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (October 5, 1990)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1272 kb
Size EPUB version: 1900 kb
Subcategory: Politics & Government




Philip Webber, co-author of "Crisis Over Cruise" and "London After the Bomb", presents a case for defensive deterrence - a safer, cheaper, "greener" alternative to current military policy. An alternative which, building on arms control, could enable defence spending to be cut by 30 per cent (200,000,000,000 dollars a year) - 6,000,000,000 pounds from the UK defence budget alone. Money which the author argues provides a great opportunity for increased spending on pressing environmental problems and domestic spending needs. The author presents his case through scenarios and analysis of an often hidden military world: secret contingency plans to fight a war in Europe with nuclear weapons; aggressive conventional strategies; new hi-tec "sci-fi" arms projects costing hundreds of millions of pounds; he reveals large discrepancies in official arms figures. This book addresses arguments surrounding defence reforms and arms reductions which are likely to be at the heart of the defence and disarmament debate for the 1990's.