The Secretary of State for Defence The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt MP Speech to RUSI 15th May 2019

The new Secretary of State for Defence, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt MP, recently gave the ‘Sir Henry Leech’ lecture at the Royal United Services Institute. DefenceSynergia (DS) is pleased to reproduce the script here. In doing so DS acknowledges that a speech of this nature is by tradition Royal Navy and sea power dominant – a Continue reading

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When Poor Research and Dubious Journalism must be Challenged on Academic Grounds

“UK army should stop recruiting children, health experts say – Report says ‘irresponsible’ policy of recruiting 16-year-olds put their health at risk.” (sic) Says A Guardian headline on the 26th February 2019. See the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/26/uk-army-should-stop-recruiting-children-health-experts-say DefenceSynergia (DS) is appalled at this unworthy piece of research first published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Continue reading

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