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
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
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:
Mr Speaker, thank you and with permission, I will update the House on the Government’s Integrated Review of foreign, defence, security and development policy. Our Review will conclude early next year, setting out the UK’s international agenda, but I want to inform the House of its first outcome.
DefenceSynergia (DS) has articulated the need for a National Strategy since it was formed more than 10 years ago. We hold to this position today. As do many observers of British Foreign and Defence policy. Now there is a new Strategic dynamic for UK to address. The hegemonic intentions of China.
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
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