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A very detailed analysis of Britain's defence posture, highlighting how the British Armed Forces are being overstretched by increasing commitments overseas alongside decreasing capabilities following massive shrinkages in spending since the end of the Cold War. Black's warnings over the future of Britain's defence policy are alarming and urgent. An excellent book, that should be widely read.
Professor Jeremy Black MBE (born 30 October 1955) is a British historian and a Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is the author of over 100 books, principally but not exclusively on 18th-century British politics and international relations, and has been described as ...moreMore about Jeremy Black...