, Volume 87, Number 2

Commissioning Editor, International Affairs
Paul CornishFormer Chatham House Expert

The authors argue that the UK coalition government has a very clear and deliberate strategy - that of national economic recovery. Yet the coalition government cannot allow national defence and security to fail. The authors conclude with an assessment of the options open to the defence leadership as they seek to address the failing 2010 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review and suggest a variety of indicators which will demonstrate the intent and seriousness of the political, official and military leadership of the Ministry of Defence.

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