DefenceSynergia (DS) Welcomes New Secretary of State for Defence The Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP

DefenceSynergia (DS) congratulates The Right Honourable Ben Wallace on his appointment as Secretary of State (SoS) for Defence and wishes him every success. And, hopefully, for the cohesion of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, more time in post than several of his predecessors. DS has warned previous Defence Secretaries to be mindful that Russia, China and Continue reading

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CURRENT MINING THREAT IN THE GULF AND ADJACENT CHOKE POINTS BRIEF HISTORY OF ROYAL NAVY MCM ACTIVITY IN THE GULF

DefenceSynergia is indebted to David Graham, one of our Founding Members, for his insight into Royal Navy (RN) Mine Countermeasures Vessels (MCMV) and potential for sea mining in the Gulf region. In view of the current situation in and around the Straits of Hormuz David’s analysis is both welcome and prescient. David’s RN and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Continue reading

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HMG has lost the plot because it has no strategy

DefenceSynergia – HMG has lost the plot because it has no strategy DefenceSynergia (DS) has long believed that Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) demonstrates a complete lack of Strategic vision. The Cabinet Office and National Security Council (NSC) ignored persistent advice from the Chairman of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, The Right Honourable Sir Continue reading

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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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