Foreword

Retaining our edge

 

General Sir Peter Wall KCB CBE ADC Gen,
Chief of the General Staff

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Foreword
 

Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP,
Secretary of State for Defence

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Security in a Changing World
The strategic challenge

The strategic challenge

Questions of Britain's influence in the world, of 'hard' and 'soft' power, and the raft of geopolitical developments that have taken place across the globe since the 1998 Strategic Defence Review are all key issues for the National Security Strategy 2015 to address... Read more

The utility of land power
Land power in future conflict

Land power in future conflict

Experience tells us that future campaigns will require persistent overseas engagement pre-conflict, and a more nuanced and multidimensional form of manoeuvre, writes Lt. Gen Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO... Read more

People: our core strength
How to create an integrated Army

How to create an integrated Army

Full integrating Regulars and Reserves into a 'Whole Force' structure will require tensions between the two to be resolved... Read more

Connecting to the nation in 2020
Plain speaking

Plain speaking

Why clearer communication between the Armed Forces and the civilian world is key to achieving Future Force 2020... Read more

Versatile by design
Designing for utility

Designing for utility

Why the Army urgently needs to study and experiment with a more responsive and operationally focused force-generation mechanism than is currently being implemented... Read more

Effect demands mass
Reconstituting an army – the lessons of 1915

Reconstituting an army – the lessons of 1915

A warning that the mistakes of the First World War should not be forgotten as we prepare our Armed Forces for the challenges of the future... Read more

Emerging capabilities
Troops at the ready

Troops at the ready

How the creation of Force Troops Command has resulted in a much more efficient and effective use of scant resources... Read more

Defence engagement overseas
The role and relevance of defence engagement

The role and relevance of defence engagement

Outlining the role of the Armed Forces in supporting global stability and protecting our national interest... Read more

UK engagement and national resilience
Manning the Army of the future

Changing role of the military in support of civilian authorities

Military personnel played a vital role in helping floot-hit communities last winter. What will future partnerships with the police and non-military agencies involve? ... Read more

Joint and allied
The UK and France: a potent combination

The UK and France: a potent combination

How close cooperation between UK and French Air Manoeuvre Forces is helping to underscore the relevance of a continued partnership between the two nations... Read more

Spending the nations money wisely
Safeguarding the future

Safeguarding the future

Making the case that the UK Government needs to adopt an 'investment' approach to Defence, and outlining the key short-term goals it should keep in mind in doing so... Read more

Technical capabilities
Lightweight protection on the battlefield

Lightweight protection on the battlefield

The role of innovative protected mobility vehicles in a future operating environment that will require suitable equipment to cope in high-threat, complex or intense surrounding... Read more

Intelligence and surveillance
Biometrics: stripping the enemy of anonymity

Biometrics: stripping the enemy of anonymity

The UK leads the way in the development of new techniques and technologies for intelligence purposes. The task now is to inform international organisations of their value... Read more

Cyber - offensive and defensive
It’s time to tackle spear phishing

It’s time to tackle spear phishing

Evidence of cyberespionage from China has been increasing over recent years and quiet diplomacy has failed to combat the threat. So what can be done?... Read more

The British Army - 2014 Edition
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