Analysis Section

The analysis section contains opinion on topical defence issues and reviews of media such as books, games and films, please note that these are not news articles and are purely the opinion of the author and not necessarily that of the UK Defence Journal.

Opinion

We aim to draw opinion from a wide range of sources on a wide range of topics.


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The heart of the British Army’s tubed artillery requirement

At the heart of the British Army’s tubed artillery requirement is the absolute need to maximise lethality and survivability argues Maj Gen (Retd) Simon Humphrey CBE.
HMS Diamond (Photo credit: Dominic Roe)

HMS Diamond and a case study on disinformation

A false tweet regarding HMS Diamond being hit by Houthi rockets is the perfect case study in understanding the dynamics of disinformation.

‘Bigger is better’ or ‘small is beautiful’?

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP examines the implications of Scottish independence on national security and international relations, arguing that Scotland could thrive as an independent "normal" state.

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Media Reviews

Our reviews aim to cover defence related media from games to books.


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Harrier 809 by Rowland White – A review

Harrier 809 by Rowland White tells the story of how the public perception of the Harrier went from a novelty to an iconic symbol of British combat aviation.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – A review

Despite a launch marred by calamitous community engagement, Microsoft Flight Simulator manages to soar above and beyond expectations.

1917 – A film review

1917 depicts the horrors of trench warfare of the First World War with raw tension, terror and urgency.

Submissions Policy

These articles are the opinion of their authors and not necessarily that of the UK Defence Journal. If you would like to submit your own article on a relevant topic, please see our submission guidelines.