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How does Singapore practice deterrence ?

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Cynthia Wiesanjaya

on 21 January 2013

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What is deterrence ? deterrence refers to the measures taken by the countries to prevent and protect themselves from threats. Why singapore needed to practice deterrence How does Singapore deter aggressors > Maintaining military installations
> Carrying out military exercises
> Sharing information among countries
> Installing CCTV cameras at train stations When Singapore was under the control of the Japanese and during the Indonesian Confrontation, they felt that they were not given complete protection. Hence after Singapore gained independence, they thought the only way to ensure the people’s safety, was to depend on themselves. How is deterrence practised ? practice deterrence ? Some measures to National Service, was founded in 1967, where able bodied male citizens were called to defend their country. A citizen armed force 3rd Generation SAF SAF improves their equipments in terms of defensive capabilities through modern technology. Their aim is to create a defence force where the Air Force, Navy and Army operate together to provide early intelligence. Singapore's defence industry Started in 1967, to enable the SAF to be self-reliant in essential defence weapons and equipments. They focus on upgrading weapons and developing new weapon systems for the SAF. Introduced in 1984, to bring about the people of Singapore to work together to defend against aggressors. Consist of 5 aspects - Military , Psychological, Social, Economic, Civil Defence. Total Defence November 12 2012. Straitstimes SG
The mandatory death penalty has been effective in deterring and curbing crime, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
Figures show a sharp fall in kidnapping and firearms offences since the mandatory death sentence was introduced for these crimes in 1973. From 38 kidnapping offences in 1959, the number fell to one case and has remained low.
The number of firearms offences fell from 174 in 1973 to 97 in 1975, and there have been no firearms offences since 2007. Singapore 2009 budget allocation "SINGAPORE has emerged as the world's fifth-biggest weapons importer in the last five years", says the latest report of a Swedish security and military think-tank. Civil Defence- To know what to do in times of civil emergencies. Eg. Collaspe of Hotel New World, a 6-level building, in 1986.
Military Defence- To be operationally ready and able to meet all challenges.
Psychological Defence- To have pride and be commited to Singapore, have the will and strength to face challenges. Eg SARS . Total Defence Day celebrated every year 15 February.
Social Defence- Different races come living and working together in harmony. Eg. visits to workshop of different faiths.
Economic Defence- Building of a strong economy to cope with the changing demands, workers to adopt new skills to remain in the competitive society. Thank you Done by : Fatimah
Min Yee
Ying Xin
Cynthia Source by : SS Texbook
Google images Multi-Agency Cooperation on Security The National Security Coordination Secretariat (NSCS) was set up, where the different ministries in Singapore share intelligence and resources to combat terrorists threats. Military cooperation with other countries Bilateral military exercises and agreements - Joint military exercises with other countries and usage of their resources.

Multi-lateral military exercises and agreements - The Five Power Defence Arrangement. Conduct exercises alongside with 4 other countries , each year to enhance their cooperation and coordination .
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