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British defense engagement and defense advisers in Kenya after independence

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posted on 2022-10-03, 08:16 authored by Poppy CullenPoppy Cullen

In 2017, the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) published the ‘UK’s International Defence Engagement Strategy’. The strategy highlights the importance of overseas students training in British military academies, conducting British training exercises overseas, exports of defence equipment, having access and exercising influence. Defence Attachés play a key role in this, forming a ‘global network’ to organise defence engagement.[i] Despite being presented as ‘a step-change in our approach’,[ii] the policies advocated are in fact reminiscent of previous policies and strategies adopted by the two departments. This can clearly be seen in the case of Kenya in the decades after her independence from the British Empire in 1963. All of the above were the priorities in the defence relationship with Kenya that the British government and military pursued after independence. [...] 

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

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  • International Relations, Politics and History

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Defense Engagement since 1900: Global Lessons in Soft Power

Pages

158 - 182

Publisher

University Press of Kansas

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© University Press of Kansas

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This chapter was published in Defense Engagement since 1900: Global Lessons in Soft Power edited by Greg Kennedy, published by the University Press of Kansas,© 2020. www.kansaspress.ku.edu. Used by permission of publisher.

Publication date

2020-05-01

Copyright date

2020

ISBN

9780700629473; 9780700629480

Book series

Modern War Studies

Language

  • en

Editor(s)

Greg Kennedy

Depositor

Dr Poppy Cullen. Deposit date: 29 September 2022

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