Tag Strategy and Risk

Perceptions and Risk

Can anyone tell me why almost every armed forces related television drama portrays serving or former members as a PTSD victim or violent drunk, unable to cope with the mental stresses of everyday life? It seems lazy writers can acceptably…

Percent of GDP

Their Lordships sometimes ask defence related questions. Lord Wigley (Plaid Cymru) To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the projected out-turn for defence expenditure in the current financial year; what proportion of the United Kingdom’s gross domestic product that figure represents; and what were the comparable…

Flooding and National Security Risks

RUSI published a good article this week asking if environmental issues should play a greater role in national security thinking. [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] Apart from the ridiculous use of the term ‘climate change denier’ the article describes how many politicians…

Boots on the Ground

An attempt by an outsider to understand the British Army and how it got to be like it is, and observations on perhaps where it should be. Or ‘Everyman thinks less of himself for not having been a soldier’ There…

A European Joint Expeditionary Force

French and Royal Marines on Exercise Together

Last year the Royal Navy and the French Navy conducted joint operations in the Mediterranean during cougar 12. This was a prelude to the Anglo French Combined Joint Expeditionary Force due to take shape in 2016. With Europe’s southern shores…