Tag SDSR

#Army2020 – A Few Thoughts

The dust has settled, Twitter has calmed down and even Con Coughlin has stopped writing disreputable drivel so what do people think about Army 2020? My thoughts, in no particular order The Fat Lady Hasn’t Finished Warbling The announcements covered…

#Army2020 – The Global Golf Bag

A guest post from Phil This post represents some thoughts on the recent Army 2020 announcements. They are just that, thoughts on an announcement and must be taken as such since nobody, possibly even the decision makers in the Army,…

Revisiting SDSR

There has been a growing opinion that the cuts announced in the SDSR have gone too deep and that it should be reversed, with some of the capabilities given a reprieve. I don’t think any sane person thinks the SDSR…

The Crystal Ball Beckons

Now that the fireworks have started anyone fancy looking into the crystal ball, Mystic Meg style? Some questions; How long before the cease fire breaches turn out to have been rebel forces setting off explosions? When will the obligatory bandaged…

Unbalanced – Yes or No

One of the accusations leveled at the UK armed forces is that when compared to its peers, it is unbalanced. Afghanistan, it is said, has produced land force centric military that is unfit for purpose, fails to recognise our ‘maritime…

Car Crash Ahead

RAF Tornado GR4
Coming as no surprise will be the news of rumours of yet more cuts, reductions in Army numbers post 2015 and Tornado’s being the headline grabbers this week. As the MoD wrestled with Planning Round 11 it became obvious that…

A Nation of Shopkeepers

Napoleon was said to have called the English a nation of shopkeepers and with a story appearing in the Sunday Telegraph today he may well have been right because if after the withdrawal from Afghanistan the Army is whittled down…