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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Singapore's defence worth the cost

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Technology will be leveraged more to build a next-generation SAF that is smarter, leaner and more lethal. The second quality is important because the SAF will have to deal with a one-third reduction in manpower resources amid Singapore's declining birth rates.

plays a crucial role in preserving the country's autonomy of action - even among non-adversaries and friends. For a small state, it would also be irresponsible to become addicted to, and dependent on, the strategic largess of friends......

Note the example of the US to EU on this:

It is often said that nations have no permanent friends, only permanent interests
Qn: Examine the extent to which expenditure on arms and the armed forces is justified in the modern world. (Cam. 2014)