Singapore Chronicles is a series launched in conjunction with the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore, by providing analysis as well as historical accounts on a variety of uniquely Singaporean topics.
'Singapore Chronicles - Defence' addresses the often asked question of, How can a tiny island defend itself against Goliaths in the region? Singapore’s defence works within a strategic culture which assumes the country’s intrinsic vulnerability, stemming from its inherent smallness and historic hostilities. Singapore believes that the challenges to its survival and success can be overcome if the Government and the people commit sufficient resources to a strong defence posture. This primer provides an introduction to what is Singapore’s defence policy and why has it adopted the approach that it has. It details the wide-ranging role the Singapore Armed Forces plays in Singapore’s defence, one that is not always conspicuous. The domestic challenges faced from possessing such an expensive, albeit formidable and technologically-advanced, force are also examined.
AUTHORS: HO Shu Huang
196 mm x 129 mm
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