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From Defence Reform to Defence Transformation: Carrying Forward the Levene Report

As implementation of the Levene Report begins, are a new set of problems being created at the Ministry of Defence?

The October 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review did not consider the important topic of Ministry of Defence reform; this was instead left to the recently published Levene Report. While plenty has been made about the problems the Report identifies, much remains to be said about its methods for resolving them. As the process of implementation begins, this article considers how effective the Report’s recommendations are likely to be – and whether a new set of problems is

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