DS is pleased to publish the NAO impact assessment into SDSR 2015. We note that the NAO has used the word ‘risk’ more than once and alongside ‘future’ this accords to some degree with the DS earlier assessment that SDSR 2015 did not fully address capability gaps in the short term – which translates as risk – Continue reading
DS is pleased to publish Dr James Bosbotinis’s most welcome paper on UK strategy. British Strategy in an Age of Uncertainty
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Click here to download (PDF) By Andrew Dorman, Matthew Uttley and Benedict Wilkinson King’s College London April 2015
INTRODUCTION It has been cogently argued by the Chair of the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC), The Hon Bernard Jenkin MP, that Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) does not have an articulated Grand Strategy for the UK.
Summary 1. This paper draws largely upon written evidence to the House of Commons Defence Committee, ‘The Tipping Point’ a paper by Bernard Jenkin MP and George Grant, a DS Future UK Strategy paper sent to the Chair of the Public Administration Select Committee in July 2011 and the National Security Strategy (NSS).
…nor is strategy – despite the beliefs of George Bush and Jack Straw to the contrary – a synonym for policy.” (Professor Sir Hew Strachan, page 27, ‘On the Direction of War’ Cambridge University Press, 2014)