Category Archives: ‘Green’ defence policy

Projecting ‘green force’

  Peter Denton, Adjunct Associate Professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada, has recently been exploring the idea of ‘Green Force’, an argument that calls for the military to fully engage with creating a global sustainable future. … Continue reading

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Squaring the ‘green’ defence circle

The first week in September marked a moment when the circle in Britain between the environment, defence planning and conflict became tighter: in that week the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a £500 million package of improvements at the Faslane nuclear … Continue reading

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‘Green’ defence strategies (2)

The symbolic impact of a government’s defence budget outweighs its actual demand on the national finances as a sign of strategic intent based on the logic of force: this applies whether the state is large or small, formal or informal … Continue reading

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‘Green’ defence policy: reflections (1)

What would a ‘green’ defence policy look like? Indeed is such a programme realistic at all; or is it just a rebooting of existing and old concepts with a modern twist? As someone said: ‘green’ defence is just Trident with … Continue reading

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