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Learning lessons from past Defence Reviews
As we enter an era of declining access on a global scale, the UK armed forces must learn from Cold War disjointery and end its historic inter-service rivalry.
With the balance of short- and long-term requirements increasingly relevant to current defence considerations, the Inskip Defence review provides a lesson in keeping doors open.
Prior to the Great War, the British Army’s battalion structure underwent a fundamental change in structure.
Some commentators were questioning the effectiveness of the new Territorial Force before the outbreak of war.
A German appraisal of the Naval Race indicates that it may well have been fuelled by British over reaction and miscalculation.