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Over two years after the Strategic Defence and Security Review the realities of Defence under austerity are now clear; delivering assured capability requires ever greater agility and innovation in a world of constantly emerging and evolving threats.
Building on last year’s event, the RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2013 examined the British Army’s ongoing adaptation in response to Army 2020’s strategic direction and its central role in defence and security, at the heart of joint forces at home and overseas, contributing across national policy.
|General Sir Peter Wall on Challenges to Land Forces in the 21st Century||Mark Francois MP, Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, on the 'Corporate Covenant'|
To coincide with this conference, the RUSI Newsbrief is dedicated to the key issues in contemporary land warfare.
Bridging the Capability Gap: Key Issues in Land Warfare
With the British Army currently facing its most significant challenges in a generation, the first part of this edition of RUSI Newsbrief is dedicated to the key issues in contemporary land warfare.
The Age of Gloom? Implications for Key NATO Armies
The way in which NATO armies are adapting in response to recent engagements and ongoing fiscal difficulties will have major implications for their future land capabilities.
Operation Enquiry: How to Transform an Army?
The British Army needs to replace its narrow focus on operations in Afghanistan with more strategic, long-term thinking, trialling fresh ideas to develop new concepts for a range of contingencies.
Army 2020: Reserves Integration
With the British Army of 2020 having a greater structural reliance on its reserves, the delivery of a fully integrated force will be essential to future success both at home and abroad.
International Defence Engagement: British and US Experiences
In an age of fiscal austerity, defence engagement is championed as a means of deriving greater utility from a country's armed forces. The British and US experiences highlight some of the benefits - and obstacles - encountered to date.