Defence Secretary’s speech at the RUSI Conference covering the Integrated Review, the spending review settlement and other issues for defence

For DefenceSynergia (DS) it is encouraging to see the Secretary of State for Defence supporting innovation and the development of strategy in his 11th December 2020 speech to the Royal United Services Institute. As he says, “The consequences of decades of SDSRs that were over-ambitious and under-funded, were fast coming ‘home to roost’. All of Continue reading

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DefenceSynergia Commentary – Ministry of Defence to Cut Reserve Training and Reduce E-3D AWACS Fleet to Save £1Billion Per Annum.

It appears to DefenceSynergia (DS) that the old adage ‘what one gives with one hand can be taken back with the other’ applies to our Prime Minister (PM). The Secretary of State for Defence, The Right Honourable Mr Ben Wallace MP, has declared that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) must find £1bn in savings next Continue reading

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Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace MP – Mali Deployment Written Statement to Parliament 3 December 2020

DefenceSynergia (DS) publishes below the Secretary of State for Defence written statement to Parliament on the recent contribution and deployment of British Forces to the United Nations Mission in Mali. To help with orientation and context we also offer sight of the official United Nations Security Council (UNSC) September 2020 Situation Report on Mali:

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The United Kingdom’s Future Nuclear Deterrent: The Dreadnought Programme 2017 Update to Parliament

Introduction The United Kingdom’s (UK) nuclear deterrent deters against the most extreme threats to our way of life, both now and in the future. It provides the ultimate guarantee of our national security, and is a major part of this Government’s commitment to ensure the safety and security of its citizens. In 2016, Parliament voted Continue reading

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