How the British military assisted with the COVID-19 response in Scotland

Scottish health boards and the Scottish Government made use of British military assistance in the form of patient transfers by air, PPE fitting and testing, delivery of additional hospital beds and "planning assistance to the Scottish Government".

UK risks ‘being left behind in combat’ if it scraps its tanks

With the debate about the future of British heavy ongoing, RUSI have published an article titled 'The British Army Should Seek to Retain an Armoured Capability'.

Defence review ‘Opportunity to reset UK defence posture’ say Committee

The Defence Committee has published a report titled 'In Search of Strategy – The 2020 Integrated Review'.

Defence and security in an independent Scotland

Have you ever wondered how the defence and security landscape would look in an independent Scotland and what the priorities might be? Who better to ask than SNP Defence Spokesman and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee Stewart McDonald MP and Cllr Chris McEleny, a former defence worker and a member of the Scottish Shipbuilding and Aerospace Committee for a number of years.

The 2021 Strategic Defence and Security Review in prospect

The upcoming defence review is an opportunity for the current government to signal how 'Global Britain' is to take its place in the world, argues Kelvin Curnow in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.

Why Britain will need Main Battle Tanks in the Future

In the face of rumours that the UK might scrap its Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks, Harry Bulpit argues that if the British Army wants to remain relevant on the modern battlefield it is crucial that it retains its tanks.

A and B: What are the benefits of the UK operating a mixed F-35...

This opinion piece submitted to the UK Defence Journal by Edward Davies looks at the potential benefits of a mixed UK force of F-35A and F-35B jets.

Britain and the Gurkhas – An enduring partnership

Since 1815, the Gurkhas have been some of the finest troops Britain could call upon.

Russia ‘undertook campaign to influence’ Scottish independence vote

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament described the circumstances surrounding the referendum for Scottish independence as "the first post-Soviet interference in a Western democratic election".

UK Government ‘failed to investigate’ Russian interference in Brexit

"We have not been provided with any post-referendum assessment of Russian attempts at interference. This situation is in stark contrast to the US handling of allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential vote."

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