‘Love Thy Neighbour’ – The purpose of modern armed forces reconsidered

29 April, 2014 • Armies, Social Sciences 1042

Néstor Cerdá

The conventional definition of ‘Home Defence’ is “[the] defence of a state’s own territory in the event of war”.  According to this explanation, therefore, the main purpose of armed forces is the protection of state boundaries against the hypothetical armed forces of a foreign aggressor state.

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