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Armed Forces, Defence Reviews, Deterrence, Equipment Capability, Force Structure, General, Letters, Morale, National Defence, Naval Platforms, Nuclear Deterrence, People, Service Culture, Submarines
3 minutes, 2 seconds

Letter to the Editor: If No One Speaks No One Hears

By Rob Forsyth,
29 Sep 23

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.

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Air Power, Air Defence, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Briefing Room, Carrier Strike Group, Combined Arms, Deterrence, Diplomacy, Equipment Capability, Force Structure, General, Joint Operations, National Defence, Naval Aviation, Naval Platforms, Naval Warfare, Nuclear Deterrence, Submarines, Technology, The Naval Review
2 minutes, 23 seconds

Briefing Room: UK Carrier Strike Group

By Capt Andrew M J Ainsley,
10 Aug 23

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).

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General, First World War, Learning From The Past, Naval History, Submarines, Technology, The Naval Review, Uncategorized
8 minutes, 4 seconds

The Submarine Under the Park, Part 2 – Digging Deeper

28 Jul 23

Ed. The author continues his investigation into the Dartmouth Coronation Park submarine mystery, having gained some key allies and a Ground Penetrating Radar kit. A 10 minute read.

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Book Reviews, Deterrence, Diplomacy, Doctrine, Europe, Force Structure, General, Geopolitics, Maritime Strategy, NATO, Naval History, Naval Warfare, Nuclear Deterrence, Operational Art, Russia, Strategy, Submarines, Ukraine
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Latest Book Review, 21 July

21 Jul 23

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.

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Letters, Budgets and Finance, Deterrence, Equipment Capability, National Defence, Nuclear Deterrence, Nuclear Weapons, Submarines
1 minute, 45 seconds

Letter to the Editor: Laying a Ghost

11 Jul 23

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.

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Budgets and Finance, Defence Industry, Equipment Capability, Force Structure, Geopolitics, Naval Platforms, People, Procurement, Royal Australian Navy, Shaping The Future, Submarines, Technology, United States Navy
8 minutes, 30 seconds

What Price AUKUS?

30 Jun 23

Ed. The author argues that there is a world of difference between the promise of the AUKUS agreement and its actual implementation; considering the real strategic challenges and political imperatives facing the partner nations. A 10 minute read.

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Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Russia, Submarines
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Latest Book Review, 27 June

27 Jun 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It looks at the development of Soviet and Russian cruise-missile-armed submarines and the challenges they faced.

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Addressing Current Reality, China, Communications, Defence Reviews, Deterrence, Geopolitics, Hybrid Warfare, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Naval Platforms, Russia, Strategy, Submarines, Technology
9 minutes, 47 seconds

The Kraken Wakes: Underwater Operations in the Indo-Pacific

23 Jun 23

Ed. The author suggests an expanded international role for the RN’s subsurface surveillance capability, particularly with regard to building capacity to deter PLAN hybrid operations against Taiwan’s communications network. A 10 minute read.

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China, Conference Report, Defence Industry, Deterrence, Indo-Pacific, Naval Engineering, Naval News, Naval Platforms, Procurement, Submarines, Technology, United States Navy
5 minutes, 5 seconds

USN Submarine League Symposium, November 2022 – Key Issues

21 Jun 23

Ed. The author provides an important update on USN and RN nuclear submarine developments, highlighting the major challenges for the Services and the industrial base over the next decade. A 5 minute read.

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