By Peter F. Gerity (auth.), Robert F. Dundervill Jr., Peter F. Gerity, Anthony K. Hyder, Lawrence H. Luessen (eds.)
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This is so for two reasons: first, in order to maintain capabilities needed for any future defense activity; and second, in order to provide a platform for conversion into new products and markets. The Japanese example therefore offers not only a challenge, but also an encouraging example. It is the example of a defense industrial base that is so strongly rooted in a wider technological and industrial base that it does not present the kind of conversion problems that are faced by so many others today.
Company Strategies Figure 6 shows in summary fonn the range of strategies being followed by defense companies, and estimates the relative importance of these strategies in different regions of the world. If we wanted to summarize these still further, we could suggest that they amount to three main (but not mutually exclusive) choices: sharply reduce the scale of defense operations; dig deeper into defense markets; and convert existing resources to new markets. Later chapters examine these options in much greater detail.
Moreover, the fact that they also depend upon conceptions of national interest, or international responsibility, that are remote from the immediate concerns of the citizens of the intervening countries, makes them equally sensitive to domestic political support, which can wane rapidly in the event of significant casualties among that country's own armed forces, or among civilians caught in the line of fire. From a west European perspective, therefore, we can suggest that, until the late 1980s, the size and shape of defense activities reflected the specific geopolitical circumstances of the Cold War.
Defense Conversion Strategies by Peter F. Gerity (auth.), Robert F. Dundervill Jr., Peter F. Gerity, Anthony K. Hyder, Lawrence H. Luessen (eds.)