UK military R&D is aggressive and counter-productive

Why is the UK government focusing R&D spending on offensive weapons in preference to tackling the roots of conflict?

Article by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, on The Guardian's Political Science blog, 30 September 2013
 

This article summarises the main arguments of the SGR report, Offensive Insecurity.

The article can be viewed at:
http://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2013/sep/30/military-research-uk-government-weapons