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The historical and professional treatment of Nelson and Trafalgar is more revealing of the age in which it was created than of the events of 1805.
Having been a key strategic outpost during the Cold War and a close political ally to the United States, Iceland has been faced with a stark new geopolitical reality since the break-up of the Soviet Union: its military irrelevance.
Expeditionary operations represent a strategic vocation – combining military and economic doctrines – which we can trace, unbroken, through the modern era.
Assuming that a decision is taken in favour of continuity of deterrent capability, the UK will need a capability relevant to a variety of new threats.Defence Policy, Global Security Issues, Maritime Forces
Interesting departures of thought…are rarely, if ever, the product of committees, be they working or steering!
Without consideration of the operational level, it is easy to see the achievement of strategic success as merely the sum of tactical victories.
It is perfectly possible to mandate sets of effects but, in the real environment of war, we can have little confidence in anyone’s ability to achieve them directly.
No matter how hard we work at modernizing systems and kit, it is – as it has always been – the very hearts, minds and souls of our excellent men and women that ultimately secure successful results.
There are a number of ways in which climate change might be expected to increase the likelihood of conflicts and change their nature.
Warriors were once venerated – they are no longer.
"The simple fact is that the US government had no significant input into the coup that killed Allende"