As we approach the National Security Strategy review, Strategic Defence and Security Review and Comprehensive Spending Review there will be an avalanche of leaks and speculative articles in the press that are part of the careful ‘ground preparation’ campaigns waged by all three services.
We have already see articles on Maritime Patrol, the Gurkha’s, how Saudi Arabia has more jet fighters than the RAF and how Russia is about to roll through the Fulda Gap and therefore only more tanks can save us all.
I do get bored with them to be honest and wonder why the Services persist because the end result is always equal pain for all, might as well just get used to it.
What is useful though are the previous defence and security studies, risk and strategy documents etc so I am going to keep this post on the front page as we count down to SDSR.
Towards the Next Defence and Security Review
The House of Commons Defence Select Committee have been conducting a number of evidence sessions and publishing reports in the run up to SDSR 2015, summarised below, by parliamentary session.[tabs] [tab title=”2012-13″]
SDSR 2010[tabs] [tab title=”Report”]
SDR 1998 – A New Chapter (2003)[tabs] [tab title=”Report”]
SDR 1998[tabs] [tab title=”Report”]
National Security & Risk Strateg
Joint Select Committee on National Security Strategy
Access all the committee’s reports and evidence sessions.
National Security Strategy
Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) annual reports
National Risk Register (NRR) of Civil Emergencies (2008 to 2015)
All Security and Risk Publications