Journal of Defense Studies and Resource Management ISSN: 2324-9315

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Editorial, J Def Stud Resour Manage Vol: 1 Issue: 1

Defence Economies in Small and Medium-Sized Countries

Wally Struys*
Professor Emeritus Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium
Corresponding author : Wally Struys
Professor Emeritus Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 16, 2012 Accepted: June 18, 2012 Published: June 22, 2012   doi:10.4172/2324-9315.1000e103
Citation: Struys W, (2012) Defence Economies in Small and Medium-Sized Countries. J Def Stud Resour Manage 1:1 doi:10.4172/jdsrm.1000e103

Abstract

Defence Economies in Small and Medium-Sized Countries

“In the past, I’ve worried openly about NATO turning into a twotiered alliance: (…) between those willing and able to pay the price and bear the burdens of alliance commitments and those who enjoy the benefits of NATO membership (...) But Don’t Want to Share the Risks and the Costs2 By this statement in his farewell speech, Robert GATES had specifically NATO’s European members in his collimator. He was not the first, nor the last to castigate the tendency of some European countries to act as free-riders in the Alliance. In this context, the present editorial focuses on the specific responsibilities and problems of Small and Medium-sized Countries (SMCs) in Europe and addresses more precisely the efficiency and effectiveness issues of defence spending and defence equipment acquisition.

Keywords:

Track Your Manuscript

Share This Page