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UK Modernising Defence Programme
The UK government is currently undertaking a 'Modernising Defence Programme' that 'looks at what defence needs and how defence works, so that we can deliver better military capability'. The exercise aims to cover the defence elements of the National Security and Capability Review. Throughout the process, RUSI will offer expert analysis of the programme.
As Parliament rose for the Easter recess, Prime Minister Theresa May issued a statement announcing the release of the National Security Capability Review.
Commentary, 16 February 2018
This report looks at the implications of the UK government's decision to take the defence elements out of the National Security Capability Review, which has been underway since July 2017. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has made clear that his 'hope' is that the 'Modernising Defence Programme’ (MDP) will be published before the House of Commons rises for the summer recess in July 2018.
Whitehall Reports, 6 February 2018
The UK government has decided that the defence elements of the National Security Capability Review will be subject to further review.
Professor Malcolm Chalmers
Commentary, 25 January 2018