chapter  4
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Facing the Future: The Military Dimension

Changes in the global security condition are among the most important changes from the cold war system to the present. It is commonplace to point out that the role o f military force has diminished since the end of the cold war, a situation reflected in smaller levels o f forces and expen­ ditures by all major countries. The role o f force has not disappeared in the emerging new order, but it has certainly taken on a different role than before.