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Defence And The Strategic Deficit By….

November 27, 2010

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Author: Ironduke99   http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/annonymous-author-defence-and-the-strategic-deficit-by/ So, the not-very-well-kept secret is out. The SDSR or strategic defence and security review, which could have irrevocable consequences for Britain’s standing in the world, is turning out to be neither strategic nor particularly to do with the country’s long-term defence and security needs. It is, instead, going to be about […]

Conventional Deterrence: The Theory (Paper 1 of 3)

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke   http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/conventional-deterrence-the-theory-paper-1-of-3/ Executive Summary This report is a development on the works of Ambassador James Cable, Admiral Jackie Fisher and many others before them. Britain is a nation with worldwide commitments but even more so, worldwide interests. War is bad for trade and weakness is bad for economies such as ours that […]

Principal Researcher’s View: Future Surface Combatant – is this the Successor of the Leander Class?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke  http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/principal-researchers-view-future-surface-combatant-is-this-the-successor-of-the-leander-class/ HMS Apollo as she was in the original Leander class form  The Royal Navy is shrinking, and many are pointing to the new escorts, the Future Surface Combatants (FSC) as something which can reverse that trend; or at least stabilise it, whilst replacing the Type 22 and Type 23 Frigates. To be successful therefore […]