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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House of Commons Library Briefing: Carrier strike strategy and its contribution to UK defence

Whilst the publication of this briefing document is very much to be welcomed, DefenceSynergia has important reservations about just how far the detailed elements in this paper reflect true “Carrier Strike Capability”.As a judgement on this, it would be wise to set the UK’s capability alongside that of the recognised best example which is exemplified Continue reading

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