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The UK as a Medium Maritime Power in the 21st Century

Logistics for Influence

Authors: Martin, Christopher

  • Fills a gap in the academic literature on the contemporary Royal Navy 
  • Argues that the only means for the UK to exercise military influence is through maritime-based forces 
  • Research includes interviews with British Admirals
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This book argues that the UK, as a post-modern globalised state, will require means to have influence over events and opponents that threaten the UK's interests in the 21st century, and that its means is the Royal Navy. However, unlike other studies, this research emphasizes the role of logistics, especially afloat support logistics and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. In doing so, the author rejects the current theory underpinning military operations at distance, that distance degrades capability, and posits an alternative theory, that time is the key factor, for maritime-based forces. The UK must reengage with its maritime status and maintain a maritime-based capability to protect its interests in the new maritime century as a leader within the international community. The book will be of use to scholars and researchers interested in naval history and defence policy. 

About the authors

Christopher Martin is Senior Lecturer in War Studies and Contemporary Security at the University of Hull, UK. He is an Associate Member of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies. He was awarded the Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History in 2005.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The United Kingdom: A Post-modern Maritime and Globalised Nation

    Martin, Christopher

    Pages 1-20

  • The Attributes and Roles of Naval Forces

    Martin, Christopher

    Pages 21-38

  • The Fleet

    Martin, Christopher

    Pages 39-55

  • Strategy: The Ability to Control Events

    Martin, Christopher

    Pages 57-74

  • Logistics: The Arbiter of Opportunity

    Martin, Christopher

    Pages 75-90

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-01237-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-1-137-01236-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The UK as a Medium Maritime Power in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Logistics for Influence
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01237-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-01237-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-01236-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 151
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
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