DefenceSynergia (DS) is most grateful to Professor Dr Julian Lindley-French and Professor Paul Cornish for permission to publish a most pertinent and prescient article entitled ‘The Abandonment of Strategic Reason recently published on Dr Lindley-French’s own blog http://lindleyfrench.blogspot.com Dear Friend and Colleague, please find below the first of a series of occasional blogs in which Continue reading
DS is pleased to be able to reproduce Howard Wheeldons opinion piece on the state of UK defence As many others reading this piece today may also have done, I too listened with great interest to the views of the highly respected, now retired, immediate former head of ‘Joint Forces Command, General Sir Richard Barrons, Continue reading
National Defence & Strategy Research Group Exposing the incoherence and weakness in the United Kingdom’s Defence and Security Strategies DefenceSynergia’s Input to the Mini SDSR Process and the HoCDC September 2017 Winston Churchill was once asked by a new MP what he considered an MP’s most important quality. The great man replied ‘Courage’. The MP was a little surprised, Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) is deeply concerned about the apparently stovepiped RN savings options being offered during the current mini-SDSR. If true, in particular, the reported agreed and proposed Royal Navy (RN) cuts to the Royal Marines (RM) and supporting naval and aviation Capabilities appears to be in danger of neutering the globally respected 3 Commando Brigade Continue reading
ARE INCOHERENT AND SELF-INFLICTED MINI-SDSR CUT OPTIONS HOLING THE ROYAL NAVY BELOW THE WATERLINE AND SINKING THE SENIOR SERVICE? DefenceSynergia (DS) is deeply concerned about the apparently random stovepiped savings options being offered during the current mini-SDSR. In particular, the Royal Navy appears to be floundering and in danger of sinking itself via a series Continue reading
DS is pleased to publish the First Sea Lord’s requirements for the Type 31e frigate which comes in the wake of the MOD announcement of its National Warship Build Strategy (NSBS). If we in DS have a reservation it would only be that the First Sea Lord seems reluctant to mention in his speech that Continue reading
Mod have announced that: Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has unveiled an ambitious new National Shipbuilding Strategy which meets the challenge set by Sir John Parker last November and sets out plans for the first batch of Type 31e frigates.