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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.
A German appraisal of the Naval Race indicates that it may well have been fuelled by British over reaction and miscalculation.
In the shadow of the Great War, General Sir Edmund Barrow questioned the validity of Norman Angell’s theory that projections of military power had become futile.
Germany’s treatment of Belgian citizens disregarded contemporary international legislation enacted to protect civilians in war-time.