Written by Wyn Rees.
The Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2015, announced on 23 November, marked a change in the defence debate. Ambition on defence returned to the Conservative government. A series of announcements overturned the former impression of the UK as a shrinking military actor. These announcements included a new maritime patrol aircraft, two Army strike brigades for expeditionary operations, new ‘Protector’ drones and additional funding for Special Forces and cyber capabilities. Continue reading SDSR 2015: The Return of Ambition