The second edition of this highly regarded reference source will be a welcome addition to any reference library, governmental department and development centre, It will also be of interest to journalists, students and researchers involved in the subject. Defence and strategy is never far from international press interest. Whether the subject is nuclear armament, arms trading to developing nations or preemptive strikes, A Dictionary of Modern Defence and Strategy covers the background to the topic in full detail, and provides clear and concise definitions for complicated military terms. Containing over 400 entries detailing all aspects of military defence and strategy, this title is an ideal starting point for anyone new to the subject. Entries are extensively cross-referenced. Also included is a list of abbreviations and acronyms, essential to the understanding of the topic.