“Military Balance 2012” is published: regional conflicts are included
“This year’s Military Balance sees further improvements to the book’s presentation, information and assessments. The land data sections have been revised to improve understanding of the combined-arms capabilities of modern land forces and the book carries extra detail on armies’ combat support, such as engineering assets. We analyse policy and defense economics questions for the countries with the largest defense budgets in greater detail than before. For many nations, the IISS this year includes brief textual summaries of countries’ military capabilities to help inform readers’ understanding of the numerical data. Also for the first time, the book has brief assessments of individual states’ cyber capacities, including relevant organisations and assessed capabilities.
Concepts associated with this emerging realm – such as what constitutes military cyber power – remain matters of debate. Last year the IISS published an Adelphi book entitled Cyberspace and the State. In it, the authors noted that military cyber power could be defined as ‘the use, or threatened use, of cyberspace and other resources to effect strategic aims in and through cyberspace against the resistance or wishes of others.’ Of course, what assets, doctrines and experience states deploy are vital to any such assessment, and The Military Balance will expand this analysis for more countries in future editions”, the press statement of the report tells.
It devotes a separate part to the situation in the
Referring to Armenian and Azerbaijani Armed Forces British experts note: “Armenian Armed Forces are mostly concentrated on the defense of own territories because of the conflict with
The experts consider that Azerbaijani Army must overcome the Soviet system. “Despite of the fact Azerbaijani Army ahs ties with Turkish Army, there are still many problems there”.
Report also referred to the conflict with
In the conclusion the experts note that The 2012 Military Balance contains a wealth of analysis of regional and global defense developments and trends, as well as rich detail on military capabilities across the world. It tracks the continuing progress of Russia’s defense reforms; the retrenchment and cautious policy development seen last year in Brazil; the emerging security crisis in Mexico and Central America; and defense developments in Sub-Saharan Africa.Հետևեք մեզ նաև Telegram-ում