Tag SDSR 2015

SDSR Resources

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…

The Morning After

Salami-Slicing

The election campaign has concluded and votes have been cast. Whether it actually makes a great deal of difference one way or the other is debatable but what does a Conservative victory mean for defence? A starting point for the…

The Budget

Saw the underlying graph on Twitter this afternoon, a number of people pointed out that the green ‘other’ category includes the MoD’s budget. So I thought I would reproduce it here and get the abacus out. Can someone check my…

Wake up Europe

Ukraine Army

The ongoing struggle in the Ukraine and its resultant debate is merely an indicator of a larger question that Europe seems increasingly unable to answer. Ukraine might seem important to European defence in itself but it is not, it is merely an indicator of…