Army 2020 Alternative, The Brigade Combat Team

https://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/10172985145/in/album-72157625488166894/ The current Future Force 2020 structure for the British Army is in all honesty a bit of a dog's breakfast. A process that started out with some very…

SDSR 2015 – The 2% Version- Part 3

Part 1 Part 2 A Guest Post by Martin WARNING THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS LARGE AMOUNTS OF BACK OF THE FAG PACKET CALCULATIONS. DO NOT READ IT IF EASILY OFFENDED. The Royal Navy Once the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers…

SDSR 2015 – The 2% Version – Part 2

A Guest Post by Martin WARNING THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS LARGE AMOUNTS OF BACK OF THE FAG PACKET CALCULATIONS. DO NOT READ IT IF EASILY OFFENDED. In my opinion the best area to spend any additional extra funds is on plugging capability…

SDSR 2015 – The 2% Version – Part 1

A Guest Post By Martin  We have become accustom to defence reviews being simply budget cutting, salami slicing exercises dressed up as strategy. This is principally due to the fact that over the last 25 years the armed forces budget as a…

SDSR 2015 Battle Lines

Two Interesting articles in the press today seem to be drawing the battle lines for the major cut in the defence budget post 2015. Now that David Cameron is admitting that the defence budget is likely to fall…

Do we still punch above our weight?

A report out from RUSI indicates that the UK may well fall below NATO’s spending target of 2% of GDP by as early as next year. The article also further highlights that with current defence assumptions spending could fall to as…
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