British Arms and Strategy, 1970-80

Whitehall, London: Royal United Service Institution, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 73, [3] pages. Footnotes. Ink notation on the Table of Contents page. Cover has some wear and soiling. Topics covered include The New Context of Policy; Obligations Outside Europe; Britain in Europe; Instruments of Strategic Deterrence; Local War Forces; The Economic Outlays; and Britain's European Future. The author asserts that Britain has little alternative to increasing dependence on the United States other than to begin, first in the Mediterranean and then perhaps elsewhere, the cultivation of a stronger tradition of cooperation with Britain's continental neighbors. A move in this direction would be in line with the coordination of policies towards the 'Third World' that would stem from the greater economic integration of Western Europe. It would also be in line with the pronounced tendency for Commonwealth links to become ever weaker and less exclusive. The emergence of a Western European identity would give the British armed forces a heightened sense of purpose. Still more important is the prospect that a stable European pillar within the Western Alliance could do an immense amount, both materially and in less tangible respects, to preserve a modicum of order and sanity in what threatens to become an ever more bitter and divided world. Professor Neville Brown (8 April 1932 - 28 May 2018). He was a Doctor of Science in Applied Geophysics. Since 1994 he was a senior member of Mansfield College in Oxford. His career was heavily involved in the interaction between the humanities and physics, particularly on sky sciences. He studied economics with geography at University College London (UCL) and later modern history at New College, Oxford. Whilst carrying out his studies he worked as a forecasting officer in the meteorological branch of the Fleet Air Arm (1957-1960) where he specialized in upper air analysis. With particular assignments including working at two British coastal stations, gunnery trials and junior staff duties with the Mediterranean Fleet. During his studies he took on the role of field meteorologist on two expeditions to sub-polar regions. He became the first Chairman of the Council for Arms Control - This is a British body drawn from parliament, during this time he was deeply involved in the multinational debate about Ballistic Missile Defense. He was attached to the Directorate of Sensors and Electronic Systems (Within the Procurement Executive, UK Ministry of Defense (MOD), His role here was the Academic Consultant to the Official Pre-Feasibility study on what policy, if any, Britain should have on Ballistic Missile Defense. In 1998 a declassified version of the Fundamental Issues study he wrote was published by Mansfield College. In 2000, he was the editor for a very seminal Sino-European Conference in Beijing on Ballistic Missile Defense. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Britain, Europe, Western Europe, Western Alliance, Neville Brown, Strategy, Strategic Deterrence, Military Training, Military Mobility, Defense Budget, Multinational Procurement, Military Operations

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