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For the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to always stand ready to be called to the defence of Singapore and her interests, it has to take threat assessments seriously. The process of formulating those threat assessments, and the decisions taken on follow-up actions are, however, fraught with challenges. History has provided one too many case studies where threat assessments had turned into self-fulfilling prophecies. Singapore can ill afford the price for such a scenario where spirals of fear and hostility lead us down the path to war. In this essay, the author seeks to elucidate the challenges that beset the process of threat assessment and then explain how even if the challenges are overcome, circumstances can still cause it to turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Finally, the author explores potential strategies that the SAF can apply to mitigate the danger of threat assessments becoming self-fulfilling prophecies.

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