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dc.contributor.authorWu, Shang-suen
dc.identifier.citationWu, S.-s. (2018). Vietnam : a case of military obsolescence in developing countries. The Pacific Review, 32(1), 113-130. doi:10.1080/09512748.2018.1428676en
dc.description.abstractMilitary obsolescence affects the capability of all militaries as it relates to serviceability and performance when countering potential opponents, and more specifically in the case of developing countries lacking strong indigenous defence industries. The gradual nature of this military concern has not been studied systematically, in contrast to military modernisation. This paper presents a synthetic framework composed of several indicators to examine military obsolescence. Vietnam has been selected for the application of the framework for its large number of Cold War legacies and the strategic pressure from China. Hanoi's ageing assets would undermine its position vis-à-vis Beijing, and its defence investment policies face the dilemma of choosing to spend more on naval and aerial power, or ameliorating its army which is technologically lacking compared to its Chinese counterpart.en
dc.format.extent24 p.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Pacific Reviewen
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Pacific Review on 27 Feb 2018, available online:
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Political scienceen
dc.subjectMilitary Obsolescenceen
dc.titleVietnam : a case of military obsolescence in developing countriesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolS. Rajaratnam School of International Studiesen
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen
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