DS is pleased to reproduce the House of Commons Defence Committee report SDSR 2015 and the Army. The report includes two DS submissions in the written evidence with many of our own thoughts concurring with it’s conclusions. FULL REPORT
DS examines defence funding: More Money or Use it Better? On 9th Apr 2017, Roger Bootle, a financial consultant, published an article for the Telegraph entitled “Why the Government should be spending more on defence”. His position can be summarized using two of his statements: “It is all a matter of how much of your Continue reading
Royal Air Force – 2017 and Beyond into its Second Century This short DefenceSynergia brief looks at the Royal Air Force (RAF) today with some references to the past but looking to the future and is deliberately concise. It opens with a spot brief and concludes with a short written summary of what this Continue reading
DS will not comment upon the Westminster Terrorist Outrage committed on 22 March 2017 except to reproduce the words of our Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Theresa May MP, offered whilst the incident was still being evaluated and which speak powerfully of the debt we all owe our security forces – civilian and military – Continue reading
DS notes the recent publication of the NAO report on Delivering Carrier Strike and posts links Below: “The Department has made good progress and clear plans to achieve an initial Carrier Strike operating capability by December 2020, but it still has a lot to do as it brings together the equipment, trained crews, infrastructure and Continue reading
Following recent DS papers on the state of the RN, The recent article and letters in the Times, DS finds it refreshing the USN CNO Admiral John Richardson has the same concerns and ideas.
From an original water colour© DC Graham: HMS AMBUSH HEADS FOR HOMEIN THE GARELOCH: Extract taken from a larger document which can be read in its entirety HERE This paper is produced against the background of an ever increasingly uncertain world, a far cry from the utopia dreamed of after the collapse of the Berlin Continue reading