Ed. The author takes to task the combination of factors, personnel and hull numbers in particular, that have strained the Submarine Service to meet the demands of ever increasing global commitments.
Ed. The Naval Review‘s Briefing Room is being expanded to include expert summaries on UK Defence institutions and formations. Currently on file are summaries of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and, reproduced here, the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group (UKCSG).
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a new edited volume on the role of the sea in Russian strategy, providing a discussion of historical context, operational art, strategy, and capability.
Ed. Jeremy Blackham raises the alarm concerning the future costs of nuclear weapons modernization, which will have to be managed alongside a vast array of conventional forces recapitalization.
Ed. The author responds to Sir Jeremy Blackham’s recent article concerning the future of Britain’s nuclear and conventional deterrence.
Ed. The author continues his long-standing [109/4, p. 528] critique of the efficacy of nuclear deterrence.
Ed. The author expands on their earlier letter (http://www.naval-review.com/journal-articles/sub-strategic-trident-2) addressing the threats of Russian nuclear weapons use in Ukraine
Ed. Jeremy Blackham considers the future of Britain’s strategic nuclear deterrent, and the difficult choices that will have to be made in an environment of increasing threats, tightening budgets, and relentless price-inflation. Originally published 28 February 2023 by CityForum (https://www.cityforum.co.uk/the-strategic-choices-for-defence-by-sir-jeremy-blackham/). A 20 minute read.