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Armed Forces, Combined Arms, Doctrine, Falklands War, Force Structure, Global War on Terrorism, Joint Forces, Joint Operations, Military History, Operational Art, Operational Planning, People, Royal Marines, Service Culture, Shaping The Future, Tactics, Technology, Ukraine, United States Marine Corps
19 minutes, 39 seconds

The trouble with the Future Commando Force

By Bertram,
12 Apr 24

Ed. The author criticises the Future Commando Force (FCF) concept as a narrow misreading of the Royal Marines’ traditional combined arms and amphibious roles. A 20 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, Afghanistan, Civil-Military Relations, Command & Control, Communications, First World War, General, Geopolitics, Global War on Terrorism, Israel, Language, Leadership, Middle East, Military History, Operational Art, Strategy
7 minutes, 34 seconds

The language of war

By Lt Gen Robert Fry,
05 Feb 24

Ed. General Rob Fry grapples with the difficulty of defining realistic military objectives when crafting strategy, given the propensity for the leadership of pluralistic democracies to lean on hyperbole and unlimited outcomes. Originally published in The Article. A 10 minute read.

 

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Geopolitics, Addressing Current Reality, China, Defence Engagement, Defence Reviews, Deterrence, Diplomacy, Global War on Terrorism, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, National Defence, Persian Gulf, Strategy
22 minutes, 31 seconds

The Rebalance of Power in an Increasingly Competitive Persian Gulf and the Implications for UK Defence

By LT COL SAM HUGHES RM,
25 Jul 23

Ed. The author argues that, in light of China and Russia’s rising regional influence, the UK needs to review its strategy in the Middle East. The Persian Gulf is sliding down Defence’s priorities, yet there remains a large military commitment, which, the author argues, does not represent a positive balance of investment. Should the MoD consider moving its maritime and air assets out of the Gulf? A 25 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, Afghanistan, Geopolitics, Global War on Terrorism, Iraq, Leadership, Military History, National Defence, Political Science, Strategy, Ukraine
7 minutes, 51 seconds

War: no longer politics by other means – Clausewitz, Fukuyama and Ukraine

By Lt Gen Robert Fry,
04 Mar 23

Ed. Nearly a year ago, General Sir Robert Fry recognized the profound geopolitical implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In light of the failures of the Global War on Terrorism, serious threats have emerged to the international order. A 10 minute read. Originally published 21 March 2022 in The Article (https://www.thearticle.com/war-no-longer-politics-by-other-means-clausewitz-fukuyama-and-ukraine)

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