This Occasional Paper examines the Scandinavian model of national service and discusses how it can be adapted by the UK to fit its national security needs and acquaint a wider segment of youth with service within national security
Rumours abound that the Royal Navy is to gut its globally respected Operational Sea Training organisation in order to reallocate cash across defence. It is not simply the UK’s martial reputation that would be at stake; the evidence states that operational sea training is a crucial asset on which the Royal Navy should not skimp.
A yearly gathering of experts and think tanks from the world’s powers reiterates the values, interests and approaches which still bind them together in the nuclear sphere, notwithstanding current political differences.
Michael S Neiberg reviews Famous Battles and How They Shaped the Modern World: From Troy to Courtrai, 1200 BC–1320 AD and Famous Battles and How They Shaped the Modern World: 1588–1943, From the Armada to Stalingrad, edited by Beatrice G Heuser and Athena S Leoussi.