Released at the same time as David Cameron’ speech at Chatham House is the Conservative parties approach to national security and resilience.
Setting up a proper National Security Council to ensure that the Government’s preparations for and response to threats and hazards are co-ordinated.
Creating a new Permanent Military Command for Homeland Defence and Security to reinforce on our capacity to deal with emergencies in the UK.
Enhanced cyber security, including a Cyber Threat and Assessment Centre (CTAC)
As might be expected of a high level vision, David Cameron’s recent speech at Chatham House was long on strategy and short on tactics, fair enough. It has been followed up with the publication of the Conservative Party’s Defence and Security Policy documents on their web site.
After so many weak performances and half arrsed announcements from the Conservative defence team in the last year we were hoping for something substantive, here it is. Instead of slashing the MoD Civil Service or offering gimmicks they have come out with a serious and credible policy document.
In this series of posts we shall examine the detail and offer our usual half baked opinions!