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Steel sharks: China's growing submarine fleet
Confronted with the overwhelming superiority of the US Navy, China has embarked on an asymmetric naval strategy to mitigate American naval power. Relying heavily on submarines, cruise and ballistic missiles and modern fast ...
Military Defeat of the Tamil Tigers: From Velvet Glove to Iron Fist
The prevalent wisdom in Counterinsurgency (COIN) theory is that the ‘Iron-Fisted’ approach to defeating insurgencies is counter-productive. The recent success of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces (SLAF) suggests that under the ...
Relevance of the Singapore armed forces: a journey into Singaporeaness
The continued relevance of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to the nation-state guarantees its existence as a national institution. In addition to traditional security considerations, this must take into account an ...
Reflections on the 40th SAF day and beyond
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is recognised as the ultimate guarantor of Singapore’s peace, security, prosperity, strategic interests and sovereignty. However, the character, if not the nature of this role must be ...
Dealing with bombs in rural exeter: global threat, local response
The recent bomb attack on Exeter, England, demonstrated that global threats occur in centres of power as well as their peripheries. As such, an adequate local response and local leadership are crucial in both the prevention ...