Decision Points : Rationalising the Armed Forces of European Medium Powers Paperback / softback
Edited by Jack Watling
Part of the Whitehall Papers series
Paperback / softback
Using hard power in the context of an expanding set of threats is complex, expensive and risky.
European medium powers, especially, must make tough choices on the future capabilities, roles and equipment of their armed forces, as well as their ability to act independently of alliance partners.
Decision Points: Rationalising the Armed Forces of European Medium Powers examines these trade-offs and calls for policymakers to approach each key decision on the future of their country's armed forces with a clearer sense of the consequences for the state's foreign policy.