Alternative Approaches to British Defence Policy by John Baylis

By John Baylis

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It may be the best military alliance Britain has, but the need for the attributes of independence remains. ' (p. 137). Although critical of the Alliance, most supporters of the maritime 22 Introduction school accept that NATO enhances Britain's security interests. In their chapters, Lord Hill-Norton, John Wilkinson and Michael Chichester indicate not only their overall support for NATO but also their belief that Britain's allies can be persuaded through political argument (at 'the Strategic Summit') to accept a change in priorities within the Alliance.

So there is curious elaboration there. In contrast, forces are actually stationed 'beyond the NATO area' as well as being periodically deployed afar, while some troops geographically within the Alliance's David Greenwood 33 area of interest- as formally defined by the North Atlantic Treaty- are there for purely national reasons. So there is really an additional role: fulfilment of extra-European or non-NATO commitments (now including what was not foreseen in The Way Forward- protection of the Falklands).

There is also, he argues, 'a good rule concerning treaties called rebus sic stantibus which means that if the circumstances surrounding a treaty change, revision of the treaty must be sought' (p. 134). Such circumstances, he suggests, have changed dramatically. Finally, in partial answer to the technological arguments put forward by those supporting a continuing concentration on the Central Front, John Wilkinson and Michael Chichester emphasise the importance of new weapons and military techniques which require fundamentally new tactical doctrines in Europe.

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