• Open Thread 23

    With news that the Government is including the cost of anything it can find to reasonably qualify as 'defence spending', this Open Thread starts with a qu ...

  • Open Thread 22

    This week, to start the conversation going, what are the three priorities for each service going into SDSR and CSR? ...

  • Open Thread 21

    A simple question this time, how many SNP MP's are going to sit on the House of Commns Defence Select Commiteee?   And whilst you are thinking about ...

  • Open Thread 20

    The open threads are not going to be based on Week Numbers but on number of comments. This thread is about SDSR speculation. Will the Army actually get re ...

  • Thinking about the Open Thread

    A few weeks ago I let you all know that I was slowing the post rate, concentrating on the longer posts and trying to consolidate the 7 years worth of post ...

  • Open Thread – 2015 Week 18

    As HMS Something Must Be Done sallies forth this week's Open Thread is mostly about refugees and the Mediterranean. 1x HMS Bulwark 2x HMC cutters 3x Merli ...

  • Open Thread – 2015 Week 17

    OK, so I know I missed a week! The question for the open thread this week is... Putting large calibre guns on medium weight vehicles; Good idea or bad? ...

  • Open Thread – 2015 Week 15

    This weeks (late) open thread starts with a pop quiz. The MoD has just released a very helpful document called 'How Defence Works' packed full of useful i ...

  • Open Thread – 2015 Week 14

    On this day, a love child of the British Army and Royal Navy was born, ushering in a new era of combat. Of course, let's not forget the only reason the RA ...

  • Open Thread – 2015 Week 13

    The topic for this week is the Freedom of Information Act. The span of information requests made by members of the public is fascinating, there are always ...

  • Open Thread – 2015 Week 12

    Question for the week... What would the MoD do with 1.5% of GDP? ...

  • Open Thread – 2015 Week 10

    A slightly different tack for this weeks Open Thread... If the concerted and obviously coordinated efforts of current and retired officers, friendly journ ...

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