Security and Defence


An element of stability: UK Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015

15 Dec 2015 - 11:22
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The British Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 was published on 23 November 2015.

This ‘assertive’ review is meant to give Britain’s armed forces what they need to defeat the terrorist threat and keep the UK safe for generations to come.

The government acknowledges that the rapidly changing geopolitical situation posed by Russian aggression, security across NATO’s southern borders, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, and the growing pressures on homeland security required a revised approach.

The outcome of this SDSR is much better than was expected. The review provides a welcome element of stability in defence planning and helps to reverse the perception of a power in retreat.

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