British defence policy since 1997: background issues

Claire Taylor, Tom Waldman, Sophie Gick

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This paper is intended to provide an insight into some
of the broader contextual issues that have influenced
British defence policy over the last ten years.
Specifically it considers the parameters of defence
policy planning and some of the dimensions of modern
warfare that have shaped its direction. It also provides
an explanation for the difficulties in assessing the
nature and size of the UK defence budget.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherHouse of Commons Library
Number of pages46
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameResearch Papers
PublisherHouse of Commons Library
ISSN (Print)1368-8456


  • Defence policy

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