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UK force deployment at risk

21st November 2015 - 06:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


The underlying basis for UK defence policy – to deploy forces strategically – is being undermined by technology and tactics adopted by potential adversaries.

In a report on the UK’s upcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), the House of Commons Defence Committee has warned that the growth of air and maritime anti-access capabilities overseas presents a ‘significant challenge’ to the military.

The ability to deploy forces strategically at distance has historically been the underlying premise of British military doctrine, particularly since end of the Cold War and the Strategic Defence Review in 1998.

Gen Sir Richard Barrons, commander of

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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