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    Inter-service rivalry: British defence policy, 1956-1968


    Speller, Ian (2010) Inter-service rivalry: British defence policy, 1956-1968. Series III: Reforming Defence - Learning lessons from past Defence Reviews, Series 3.

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    Abstract

    Varying service views on the most effective approach to project UK power globally during the Cold War proved problematic in settling UK defence policy. Contradictory views hindered defence procurement and proved costly, ultimately forcing the abandonment of key projects. The Royal Navy’s Joint Services Seaborne Force appeared viable but largely unrealised due to bitter opposition. Confronted by the current Defence Review, it is essential all three services buck the historical trend and opt for a ‘spirit of jointery’ in future defence planning.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Inter-service rivalry; British defence policy; 1956-1968;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > History
    Item ID: 4103
    Depositing User: Ian Speller
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2013 15:09
    Journal or Publication Title: Series III: Reforming Defence - Learning lessons from past Defence Reviews
    Publisher: Royal United Services Institute
    Refereed: Yes
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