DefenceSynergia (DS) has been requested by concerned supporters of United Kingdom (UK) Defence and Security to publish a speech made in the House of Lords on 7 January 2020 by Lord West of Spithead. This is in response to what DS would agree was a ‘defence light’ Queen’s Speech.
image: Iranian regional missile reach for selected ballistic and cruise missiles (Source: IISS) DefenceSynergia is obliged to Prof Dr Julian Lindley-French for permission to publish his most recent strategic analysis which covers an assessment of the Soleimani crisis, together with its implications for Europe and the wider West. This is what he says: Analysis: The Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) is most grateful to Prof Dr Julian Lindley-French for permission to reproduce his 2019 Annual Essay – Why Britain’s new Aircraft Carriers are not ‘National Delusions’. The title referring to a recent Times article by Sir Max Hastings. DS fully supports the thrust of the essay not least where it tackles a growing Continue reading
DefenceSynergia is pleased to reproduce below the Ministry of Defence verbatim text of the speech given to Royal United Services Institute by the Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen on the 5th of December 2019. HERE
DefenceSynergia (DS) is indebted to Professor Dr Julian Lindley-French for permission to publish his recent article examining comments by President Macron of France on the subject of NATO in which he asks: “Is he right, and are his calls for European strategic (i.e. military) sovereignty at all viable?” The verbatim text is set Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) is grateful to The Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA) for permission to reproduce their worrying findings when they recently polled civil recruiters and members of the public on the subject of retired British Armed Forces personnel. The DS perception, which follows on from our view that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Continue reading
During the early days of WW2, the Royal Air Force was tasked to drop propaganda leaflets over Germany as a means of communicating directly with the German people. A Fleet Street journalist asked to publish a copy of one of the leaflets but was told by a Civil Servant, without irony, that they could not Continue reading