DefenceSynergia (DS) is pleased to be able to publish the speech of the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, given to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) dated 31 March 2021. The speech is a welcome exploration of the Integrated Review and the accompanying Defence Command Paper.
DefenceSynergia (DS) published HERE, without comment, the recently released Defence Command Paper that was briefed to the House of Commons earlier today.
DefenceSynergia (DS) is pleased to publish a copy of the Government’s Draft Armed Forces Bill 2021 being introduced to the House of Commons this week. The full text can be viewed HERE.
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.