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Conventional Deterrence: The Theory (Paper 1 of 3)

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke   http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/conventional-deterrence-the-theory-paper-1-of-3/ Executive Summary This report is a development on the works of Ambassador James Cable, Admiral Jackie Fisher and many others before them. Britain is a nation with worldwide commitments but even more so, worldwide interests. War is bad for trade and weakness is bad for economies such as ours that […]

Principal Researcher’s View: Future Surface Combatant – is this the Successor of the Leander Class?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke  http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/principal-researchers-view-future-surface-combatant-is-this-the-successor-of-the-leander-class/ HMS Apollo as she was in the original Leander class form  The Royal Navy is shrinking, and many are pointing to the new escorts, the Future Surface Combatants (FSC) as something which can reverse that trend; or at least stabilise it, whilst replacing the Type 22 and Type 23 Frigates. To be successful therefore […]

Whatever Happened to the Type 45?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke http://amphibiousnecessity.blogspot.com/2009/06/whatever-happened-to-type-45.html Figure 1: HMS Daring Abstract This text is examining the appearance of the Type 45 Destroyers in the printed media, how various experts feel the program has been portrayed, and what could be done to improve the situation. It has discovered that there has been so small an amount of real […]

Principal Authors View: Was the Battle of Britain the Pivotal Battle off the 2nd World War?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/principle-authors-view-was-the-battle-of-britain-the-pivotal-battle-off-the-2nd-world-war/ The Battle of Britain is imbedded in our history. It took place 70 years ago this year. The question is though, was it as important as it is often portrayed? This is and always will be an emotive issue, but when it is used as justification for the continuation of an […]