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The Art of Creating PowerFreedman on Strategy$
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Benedict Wilkinson and James Gow

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190851163

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190851163.001.0001

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Britain’s Journey to a National Security Approach and the Evolution of a Defence Academy

Britain’s Journey to a National Security Approach and the Evolution of a Defence Academy

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(p.209) 12 Britain’s Journey to a National Security Approach and the Evolution of a Defence Academy
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The Art of Creating Power
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John Gearson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190851163.003.0013

This chapter explores the evolution in Britain’s approach to national security in the post-Cold War period, including the development of academic provision for defense and military education. These are areas that Freedman pioneered and both his work and practice lay at the core of both. The chapter charts the shifts in approach from terrorism in the City of London, through the advent of strategic defense reviews, to, eventually, a National Security Strategy. It notes the way in which defense education formed part of this package of change and concludes that the policy–focused work of the war studies group at King’s College London, educated and inspired by Lawrence Freedman over three decades, contributed to some of the innovations and new thinking. The chapter exposes the way in which the interaction of values and circumstances combine in a way that allows real differences to be made in the world.

Keywords:   Defence Education, War Studies, Military Education, Post-Cold War, Freedman

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