The Times view on Putin, Isis and threats facing Britain’s armed forces: forward defence

As featured in The Times

Chief of Defence Staff Lecture 2018


Instability is the defining condition of our time. That was the message of the chief of the defence staff, General Sir Nick Carter, as he set out to identify the threats to Britain, the need for a strategic response and the essential task of ensuring that civil society understands the role of the military. These are the measures of responsible leadership in an age of anxiety.