Tag SDSR 2015

Not with a bang

This article has been doing the rounds over the last few days and in the run up to SDSR 2015 was seen by many as a timely reminder of just how weak the UK has become. This article was written…

Penny Goes Large in Washington

Breaking Defense has published an article on Penny Mordaunt’s visit to Washington. UK commits to 2 carriers, fully crewed, F-35B numbers TBD The report quotes the Minister of State and I think puts two and two together and gets eight.…

SDSR 2015 in 200 Words

As we discussed in the Open Thread a week or so ago, the public consultation web form for the SDSR only allows submissions that are 1,500 characters long, about 200-300 words. Many have seen this as an insult… MoD 'insults…

Cloud Cuckoo Land

One of the greatest problems with UK defence and security policy is the complete and utter disconnect between aspirations and reality. Having successively cut the UK defence budget and failed to control the inexorable rise of defence equipment costs the…