The Challenge of Defending Britain
A matter of weeks before Brexit officially happens, Michael Clarke looks at the transition of the British defence policy against a backdrop of uncertain change and ever unstable world politics.
Drawing on the most up to date information he examines all the elements that go to make up Britain’s defence policy as it goes through the most significant transition since the end of the Cold War in 1991. By analyzing the costs of defence, the equipment issues, the personnel, the technical and intelligence back-up for it, and the strategies to employ military forces, Michael sets out a guide to understanding an area of policy that many people find baffling. The questions of who represents the greatest threat to Britain, and whether it is prepared for the defence challenges it may face in an increasingly uncertain world, will be revealed by one of Britain’s foremost experts on military strategy.
Michael Clarke is Professor of Defence Studies and a vice president of the Royal United Services Institute.