This paper outlines the role that littoral areas will have in the Future Operating Environment and the strategic requirements that will drive the development of the littoral strike concept and the Future Commando Force.
A recent course organised for influencers was designed to convey the British Army’s response to a changing strategic landscape. Despite redeployment from Afghanistan and Reserve reorganisation, this exercise emphasised that the British Army is still very much in the war-fighting business.
As the nation marks Remembrance Sunday, Britain’s ethnic minorities will be joining commemorations as well. This is not well reflected, however, in public and media discourse, where those who protest noisily can get a hearing often denied to those who participate quietly in our shared national commemorations.
Debating Intelligence and Surveillance
On Monday 8 October 2013, Andrew Parker, Director General of the Security Service (MI5) chose the Royal United Services Institute to deliver his first public lecture. His remarks sparked off a national and international debate about the current terrorist threat and the role of surveillance and intelligence.
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