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War spurs innovation, and the First World War has quite rightly been pinpointed as a huge accelerator for technical modernity and the radio made an almost quantum developmental leap, not only revolutionizing war but also altering society irrevocably.History
Alex Tucker examines whether there is a need for a new vision for Britian’s Reserve Forces, by comparing and contrasting Haldane's Defence Review with the SDR in order to identify the fundamental principles that a new Vision Statement. might encompass.Defence Management, Land Forces, Military Personnel
Since the Prague Summit in November 2002, the burgeoning relationship between NATO and the EU has become clearer. This relationship is rooted in an increasingly common agenda based on the same interests and a belief that the way forward is a more dynamic interaction between the organizations across a wide range of issues.
Including reviews by Beatrice Heuser, Jeremy Black, Christopher Coker and John Mackinley
Peter Viggers MP discusses the impact of the 1998 Strategic Defence Review and the increasing inability of the nation’s Volunteer Reserves, especially the Territorial Army, to meet the requirements that the nation has a right to expect of them.Military Personnel
One of Britain’s pre-eminent experts on the Special Operations Executive (SOE), discusses the origins and role of the one of the nine war-time secret sevrices, devoted to sabotage and subversion.
This article won First Prize in the 2002 Trench Gascoigne Essay prize competition.
Dr Michael Rance's interview with Lieutenant General Ronald T. Kadish, the Director of the US Department of Defense's Missile Defence Agency (MDA) since its establishment in January 2001.
Even if the Art of War is more often cited than read, it pays close reading in the early 21st century by those who have chosen war as a profession. In the ‘war on terrorism' it may well be one of the most important texts of all.
Michael N Schmitt
An assessment of the legality of the Iraq war, taking into consideration the nuances of international law.Global Security Issues, International Institutions
This article discusses several questions that need to be considered, before the decision to go to war with Iraq is made.
Admiral Sir Michael Boyce
In RUSI’s 2002 Annual Chief of Defence Staff Lecture, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce on force: the effects that our Armed Forces have to have in their operational theatres; the skills we need; developments in our role, the way we operate and our strategy; and the need to move towards effects based campaigning by undergoing Transformation and developing a Network Enabled Capability.