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“Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review”, UK Government, 2010

In recent years, the UK Government has published its first “National Security Strategy” (2008) and also this “Strategic Defence and Security Review” (2010) – the first since 1998. From the Strategic Defence and Security Review: “Today, Britain faces a different and more complex range of threats from a myriad of …

“The Green Zone: the environmental costs of militarism” review

by Barry SandersAK Press, 2009 Given the crisis of climate change, military carbon emissions are a matter of concern, but facts have been hard to come by. Barry Sanders, basing his research on the American military machine, illustrates what an enormous environmental threat all military activity poses. He gives numerous …

“Wired for War: the robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century” review

by P. W. SingerPenguin (2009) Science fiction warfare is already with us for better or more probably for worse. Where does it go from here? We are in the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I Robot and the Terminator. …

“Shared Responsibilities”, Institute for Public Policy Research, 2009

At the end of June 2009 the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) published the final report of their Commission on National Security for the 21st Century – “Shared Responsibilities: a national security strategy for the UK”.  It makes for some interesting reading.  A copy of the full report can …