RUSI JournalVolume 159Issue 2members only

Dissolution and Defence: Scotland's Armed Forces after a Yes Vote


How would Scotland's new armed forces be structured following a vote for independence?

A Yes vote in the September referendum on Scotland’s independence would have considerable consequences for the armed forces, both in the rest of the UK and in the newly independent state. Malcolm Chalmers analyses recent developments in the Scottish defence debate, assessing issues such as the proposed size of the armed forces, budgets, timelines, and the prospects for the defence industry.

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Malcolm Chalmers

Deputy Director-General

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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