Rumours abound that the Royal Navy is to gut its globally respected Operational Sea Training organisation in order to reallocate cash across defence. It is not simply the UK’s martial reputation that would be at stake; the evidence states that operational sea training is a crucial asset on which the Royal Navy should not skimp.
An independent, government-commissioned report to inform Britain’s national shipbuilding strategy makes very pertinent recommendations, but it fails to bridge the divide between economic considerations and operational requirements.
US President-elect Donald Trump’s preference for retired and serving generals for leading positions in his administration is controversial and has stimulated a renewed debate about the nature of the civil–military relationship.
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.
It is a tired cliché in airpower circles that the F-15 is the most successful fighter in history with more than 100 kills to no losses in air-to-air combat. While no longer supreme, the replacement of the veteran air superiority fighter – currently being discussed in Washington – would leave serious capability gaps
The British Army is evolving – adapting to both domestic realities and emerging threats – but its unique role remains constant, delivering strategic land power projection to enhance national security...
As part of RUSI’s Conflict, War and Culture programme, Hallé musicians will perform a programme of musical pieces derived from, and around, the First World War and featuring the music of some of the...