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In a Competitive Era, Look Beyond Integration Towards Adaptability


Main Image Credit F-35 on a Queen Elizabeth carrier. Courtesy of MoD/LPhot Luke/OGL


The ability to adapt across a number of areas will increase the performance of the UK's armed forces.

Integration is the latest focus for developing the UK armed forces, as well as other militaries facing similar challenges from adversaries blurring the boundaries between peace and war. Paul O’Neill argues, however, that it cannot be an end in itself. Integration needs to be relegated to and regulated by a higher purpose: adaptability.

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Paul O’Neill

Senior Research Fellow

Military Sciences

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