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Military Art & Science

South Africa’s Deployment to the CAR

alt President Zuma’s decision to deploy South African troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) is an interesting one that may – and ‘may’ is the key word here – be an indication of what role the government sees for South Africa in Africa in the future.

African military writing competition expanding military knowledge

altThe African Armed Forces Journal has launched the 14th Military Writing Competition in order to provide a platform for insight into all aspects of African military affairs, with a first prize of $2 600 cash.

Small Arms Survey: Estimating Law Enforcement Firearms

altLaw enforcement small arms present a contradiction of visibility and scarcity. Of the roughly 875 million firearms in the world, in virtually all large countries law enforcement weapons are the most visible in public. They are also the smallest major category of small arms, covering some 25 million firearms, compared to approximately 200 million military and 650 million civilian guns worldwide.

Feature: South Africa’s Strategic Options

altSouth Africa faces a number of defence and security challenge and consequently needs to develop forces that provide a useful degree of security against internal and external threats. Defence analyst Helmoed Römer Heitman looks at how South Africa needs to decide its place and role in Africa and in relation to the international community, and the way it must then develop its foreign and defence policies and structure its armed forces.

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