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Title: Defence spending and military modernisation : should it be recession-proof?
Authors: Bitzinger, Richard A.
Kuah, Adrian W. J
Loo, Bernard Fook Weng
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Military and naval science
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Bitzinger, R. A., Kuah, A. W. J., & Loo, B. F. W. (2008). Defence spending and military modernisation : should it be recession-proof? (RSIS Commentaries, No. 135). RSIS Commentaries. Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
Series/Report no.: RSIS Commentaries ; 135/08
Abstract: Given the current global economic crisis, there is growing debate over whether defence budgets should be recession-proof. National security is a first-order priority for any country. Yet, militaries should never be given a blank check when it comes to spending. The decision to shield dfence budgets during tough econnomic times is ultimately a political one.
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