Keeping our Powder Dry? UK Defence Policy Beyond Afghanistan
RUSI Journal, Feb 2011, Vol. 156, No. 1
By Malcolm Chalmers
The strain of the past decade’s military operations – both in terms of financial
overextension and the toll on the armed forces – has called into question the age of liberal intervention begun in Kosovo in the 1990s. As the full impact of the SDSR’s costcutting measures are felt in the UK, a mixed approach may be emerging that would balance Alliance commitments, bilateral co-operation and small-scale international missions whilst at the same time managing expectations about the UK’s reach and capability.
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