By Stuart Reid
On 23 September 1642 Prince Rupert's cavalry triumphed outdoors Worcester within the first significant conflict of the English Civil conflict. virtually accurately 9 years later, on three September 1651, that warfare was once gained by means of Oliver Cromwell's recognized Ironsides outdoor a similar urban and partly upon an analogous flooring. Stuart Reid presents a close but readable new army historical past - the 1st to be released for over two decades - of the 3 conflicts among 1642 and 1651 referred to as the English Civil struggle. Prince Rupert, Oliver Cromwell, Patrick Ruthven, Alexander Leslie and Sir Thomas Fairfax all play their components during this fast-moving narrative. on the middle of the publication are clean interpretations, not just of the most important battles corresponding to Marston Moor in 1644, but additionally of the technical and fiscal elements which assisted in shaping process and strategies, making this a very entire learn of 1 of the main recognized conflicts in British heritage. This booklet is a needs to for all historians and fanatics of seventeenth-century English background.
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Downsizing of military R&D taken by itself has all of the liabilities of reprioritization without the benefits of increased civilian R&D. That is, although it certainly may have arms-control and confidence-building benefits and - if it is not offset by an increase in non-R&D military spending - there may be direct benefits to the civilian economy from the freeing up of the associated economic resources, it is not desirable from the standpoint of those interested in the health and productivity of the R&D enterprise.
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The barriers to conversion of military R&D are real and cannot be dismissed lightly. Nevertheless, there is reason for at least guarded optimism. The profound changes in the international situation since 1989 have persuaded decision makers both in government and in industry that military markets will be smaller for the foreseeable future. The reduction in the number of new weapons developments has necessarily put pressure on the military R&D programs that feed into them. Although initial responses were protective of established ways of doing things, with time more imaginative solutions to the cuts in military spending are appearing.