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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DS Commentary on IHAT

DS welcomes and supports the House of Commons Defence Committee’s 10th February 2017 Report and recommendations on the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT). DS also welcomes the MOD’s 11th February 2017 announcement that IHAT will be closed, however, DS is disappointed that IHAT closure will not be until summer 2017. MOD’s announcement timing seems to Continue reading

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DEFENCESYNERGIA EMERGING CONCERNS FOR UNITED KINGDOM STRATEGY AND DEFENCE IN 2016

DEFENCESYNERGIA EMERGING CONCERNS FOR UNITED KINGDOM STRATEGY AND DEFENCE IN 2016 1. Last year saw the publication of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) at the same time that British Armed Forces, mainly ‘Air and Maritime’, were being tasked in the Baltic and Middle East (ME) regions. An international deal on curtailing Iranian Continue reading

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