Tim Huxley's Defending the Lion City (The Armed Forces of Asia) PDF

By Tim Huxley

Singapore is found within the center of the Muslim Malay international, but seventy eight consistent with cent of its inhabitants is ethnically chinese language. The filthy rich city-state will depend on outdoors resources for almost all its water and nutrients; it has no entry to the excessive seas, on which it relies for eighty five in step with cent of its alternate, other than via its neighbours' waters. bodily associated with Malaysia through a causeway and a bridge, basically twenty kilometres of sea separate Singapore from the closest Indonesian territory.

Surrounded by means of better and extra populous international locations, Singapore has been aware of its vulnerability considering that keeping apart from the Malaysian federation in 1965. Singapore's executive has met its defence wishes with attribute selection, construction strong, well-equipped and highly-trained military in line with a comparatively small specialist center and masses better numbers of conscript and reservist citizen soldiers.

Defending the Lion City, the first-ever significant research of the Singapore militia (SAF), presents a complete and updated review of Singapore's notable army strength and the strategic outlook and guidelines that have formed it. The ebook analyses the jobs, constitution, education and logistic preparations of every department of the SAF - military, air strength and military - in addition to contemporary strikes to reinforce mixed palms and joint provider features. It investigates Singapore's starting to be army cooperation with different militia within the sector - and additional afield - and assesses the SAF's body of workers regulations, the position of SAF officials in politics and civilian management, and Singapore's burgeoning defence-industrial potential. In mild of the an important function the SAF performs in holding the safety of Singapore, Defending the Lion City additionally asks the query: what are the parts of power vulnerability in Singapore's defence posture?

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