While both the Gray report on defence acquisition and the Haddon-Cave report on the Nimrod disaster cover a similar subject, they offer very different visions for future reform in the Ministry of Defence.
Effectively starting from scratch with a force of varied backgrounds and global outlooks, the IDF underwent an unusual learning curve in its early stages, where previous experience and lessons of success were absent from the process until built up in years to come.
While the recent conflicts engaged in by the British Army have revealed successful military-media relations on the frontline, they have also underlined a significant failure to engage with the media at the political and strategic levels. During the second half of the twentieth century the strict censorship that had reached its apogee during the Second World War was relaxed. But the recent...
Bob Barton, former Managing Director of Niteworks, returns to the vexing theme of change in the MoD, and asks whether its inability to understand the root causes of inefficiency prevents the successful implementation of new processes and concepts
Andrea Gilli, a Visiting Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (Paris), investigates some of the procurement lessons from the 2011 NATO-led operation against Libyan Government forces, and suggests some possible courses of action
Dr Jeffrey Bradford ponders the future of the main battle tank, and suggests that the tank is in real danger of losing its supremacy on the battlefield if it does not incorporate an unmanned aerial vehicle doctrine into its tactics, techniques and procedures