The leaked letter from Defence Secretary Liam Fox to Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined in detail some of the cuts now being considered in Britain’s armed forces – sharp reductions in the frigate fleet, the ‘deletion’ of the Royal Navy’s amphibious capability, and the scrapping of the new Nimrod MR4 maritime patrol aircraft (the first of which entered service, at great expense, only this...
On 27 September 2010, the international media reported of a planned co-ordinated attack in France, Germany and the UK. Dr Tobias Feakin, RUSI Director of National Security and Resilience gives his assessment
On 13 Sept 2010, the Daily Telegraph reported how US defense officials expressed worries to cuts to the UK defence budget. RUSI's Michael Clarke assesses how this will impact on the US-UK relationship.
The Strategic Defence and Security Review is being conducted against a backdrop of bitter arguments between the Services and the threats of cuts of up to 20 per cent, yet it is meant to define Britain's place in the world and our foreign policy and defence priorities for decades to come.