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American foreign policy under Trump: the logistics behind more expeditionary excursions
16 December, 2016
As the US Army withdraws from a long-term boots-on-the-ground presence...
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Brexit strategy: what leaving the EU means for UK defence 15 December, 2016 The UK’s historic decision to leave the EU took many by surprise and could have profound consequences for its defence industry. Colin Castle speaks with King’s College London’s...

World at war: US force projection and the hybridity of global threats 15 December, 2016 The judgement of a US president can serve not only to shape the character of a military deployment by US or allied forces, but also its consequences for the entire world. Defence...

War games: the battle lines in simulated combat 15 December, 2016 With an ever-increasing number of military and non-military ways in which to engage an adversary, simulation has never been more vital. Defence & Security Systems International maps...

Drop the weight: alternatives to all-metal armour 15 December, 2016 When it comes to ballistic protection, vehicle manufacturers experience the same problem as dismounted soldiers: the weight of armour. We take a look at the ways in which...

Keyboard warriors: the ground rules for online warfare 15 December, 2016 The recent cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee, if premeditated, represents the first time that hacking has been used as a tool of political manipulation. Rod James looks...

Smaller is better: the increasing importance of nano-UAV technology 15 December, 2016 Drones have long been a mainstay in long-range reconnaissance and targeted assassinations, but the increasing sophistication of nano-UAV technologies has seen their usefulness extended...

Informed attack – German infantry upgrades to Gladius 15 December, 2016 As Germany expands its international commitments, making sure its army’s infantry are kept in top-of-the-line equipment is essential. At the forefront of these efforts is the...

Safety in numbers: GCC ballistic missile defence 15 December, 2016 GCC states are sufficiently worried by Iran’s missile tests to have begun work on an integrated ballistic missile defence system. Percy Ledger speaks to Douglas Barrie, senior fellow...

Staying power: Britain's naval presence in the Gulf 15 December, 2016 With the construction of the new UK Mina Salman Support Facility (MSSF) in Bahrain nearing completion, and signs that Royal Navy vessels may also anchor in a new...

Nett gains: Nett Warrior's future role in combat 15 December, 2016 Four years after its first deployment, the US Army’s smartphone-sized communications system, Nett Warrior, is more widely used than ever. Around 10,000 systems have been equipped to...

Synthetic environments: a new training field 11 July, 2016 As the military’s remit broadens and threats become more unconventional, training systems have had to evolve to keep up. Elly Earls meets Steve Brittan, CEO of the UK Defence...

Shoot for the stars – the US military SATCOM portfolio 11 July, 2016 Military operations today are reliant on satcom capabilities, but with anti-satellite activities being trialled by some state actors, space itself is becoming a hostile and...


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