Commerce vs. Defence Irreconcilable Differences?. Matt Minshall. CSL Defence Interest Group 27 April 2005. Introduction.
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CSL Defence Interest Group
27 April 2005
The aims of defence and industry are fundamentally different. With acceptance of this premise democratic governments try to manage a defence capability in which the armed forces, the administration and industry work in synergy to the mutual benefit and satisfaction of all parties.
The aim of this short presentation is to highlight the fundamental differences between defence and industry – based on the current situation in the UK - and to suggest ways of bringing the elements together in a way that satisfies all requirements.
1. The Government is the first element - being the ultimate owner of all defence matters. It provides a defence ministry as the agency which attempts to bring the elements of Industry and Defence together for mutual benefit and satisfaction
Measures to protect the system from itself creates the Malaise
Sources: New York Times; Le Monde; World Bank; Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
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