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Short UK defence review timetable draws criticism

11th March 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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Experts appearing before the UK Defence Select Committee have suggested that the government is mistaken to plan to complete new national spending and defence reviews before the end of July.

Officials are said to be on course to unveil the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) and the 2020 Integrated Foreign Policy and Defence Review in a matter of months, but a delay until October would be better according to Malcolm Chalmers, deputy director general of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Suggesting that decision-makers were suffering from ‘review fatigue', Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for

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