The Military Balance 2013

1st Edition

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Published March 14, 2013
Reference - 510 Pages
ISBN 9781857436808 - CAT# Y145769
Series: The Military Balance

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The Military Balance 2013 is the annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries world-wide.

New features of the 2013 edition include:

  • reorganised and expanded analytical essays. New sections on trends in contemporary armed conflicts in Afghanistan and Syria, as well as trends in defence capability areas, with a focus on equipment, technological or doctrinal developments. There is also an essay on trends in defence economics and procurement, one on European defence industries, and another on anti-access/area denial
  • detailed analysis of regional and national defence policy and economic issues for selected states
  • updated graphics feature on comparative defence statistics, with focus on defence economics, and major land, sea and air capability concerns
  • tables, graphics and analysis of defence economics issues
  • additional national capability summaries
  • additional data on land forces: combat support and combat service support
  • new graphics and maps on defence capability issues
  • additional data on cyber capabilities.


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