The Pandemic ‘Discovery’ – MOD A decade ago, the Government established in its ‘risk register’ that a Pandemic although unlikely to occur was a high threat to the country. In 2016 there was an exercise held to test the Health Service readiness of the ‘government’. The results showed several shortcomings. In 2019 the Covid 19 Continue reading
National and Defence Strategies Research Group Dear Secretary of State, DefenceSynergia has long argued, alongside few others, that the UK lacks an articulated Grand Strategy that can inform a subordinate Naval, Military and Air Joint Strategy. The events in Afghanistan, which can only be described as a Strategic and Tactical series of shocks Continue reading
Afghanistan and the Strategic Lesson for Her Majesty’s Government A DefenceSynergia Commentary It is interesting that Ben Wallace is quoted in various news outlets as saying ‘…the option of a unilateral UK presence in Afghanistan was considered. We could have put a force there but we would have had to take ourselves out of a Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) is pleased to publish this 1 July 2021 US Congress report into Joint All-Domain Command and Control. We wonder if HMG/MOD has its own 21st-century All-Domain C2 structure in mind. If they do perhaps like the US Congress they might like to share their thoughts with the rest of us! HERE
DefenceSynergia (DS) is happy to publish an open letter from 12 Armed Forces charities asking MPs to consider changes to the the ‘Armed Forces Bill’. The COBSEO website, in introducing the letter says this- “The following joint letter has been co-signed by the Royal British Legion, Poppyscotland, Cobseo – The Confederation of Service Charities, Veterans Continue reading
Retreat from The Threat Reality – DefenceSynergia Support for The Right Honourable Tobias Ellwood MP Chairman of the Defence Committee DefenceSynergia (DS) has long argued that the United Kingdom (UK) has lacked a Strategic sense of direction since the ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’ and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Successive UK Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) has just seen the 24th June 2021 National Audit Office (NAO) report on 20 Ministry of Defence (MOD) Major Procurement Programmes.