Most of the initial comments about Donald Trump’s surprising electoral victory last week have been of the emotional kind. Here is a more dispassionate look at what his declared policies mean for the defence sector.
As the effects of the global recession begins to be felt, this year will emphasise some new political realities in the international order. They will form the backdrop to the return of some traditional security issues.
The most arresting point made by the latest report from the National Audit Office concerns the slippage of major projects. It reveals that the majority of the increase in project costs is due 'to deliberate decisions to slip projects, taken corporately by the Department as part of a wider package designed to address a gap between estimated funding and the cost of the Defence budget over the next...
The British Army is not equipped to support the police in domestic operations: the case should be made for a third force that is specifically trained and equipped to face situations of extreme public disorder
In an age of fiscal austerity, defence engagement is championed as a means
of deriving greater utility from a country’s armed forces. The British and US
experiences highlight some of the benefits – and obstacles – encountered