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When is a Defence Review Not a Defence Review? The Impact of the National Security Capability Review and Modernising Defence Programme

Andrew Curtis
RUSI Journal, 31 May 2019
Defence Spending, Equipment and Acquisitions, Defence Management, Defence Policy, UK, UK Defence, Europe
The UK is drifting away from the established pattern of periodic defence reviews.

This article examines the impact of the National Security Capability Review (NSCR) and Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) on the UK’s existing strategic defence and security process. Andrew Curtis specifically assesses the appropriateness of conducting the NSCR and MDP discretely from the quinquennial Strategic Defence and Security Review process, and the consequences of undertaking them for defence reviews in the future.

BANNER IMAGE: The Ministry of Defence had been used to a periodic review process. Courtesy of MoD/Harland Quarrington/OGL v.1.0

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