How to strengthen Scottish defence after independence: cooperate with London

Simon J Smith

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Abstract

The Scottish government’s commitment to a post-independence defence and security budget of £2.5 billion, “exceeds most of the earlier predictions” and would place it in the top six of NATO countries for spending per head on the armed forces (based on 2011 defence budgets). Maintaining defence spending at around 1.7% to 2.0% of GDP would also very much buck the trend in Europe.
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Specialist publicationThe Conversation
StatusPublished - 26 Feb 2014

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