Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Briefings (06/01/10) : UK, Piracy, Cyberwarfare

The UK is incapable of fighting modern wars according to a report written by former commanders. British armed forces are, the report claims, "institutionally incapable of keeping pace with rapid change and the associated willingness to adapt." Meanwhile the UK government is looking at proposals for a national food strategy and how to keep the population fed in future. Dig for victory!

The ELP Defens(c)e blog meanwhile ponders what kind of aircraft the USAF needs in the new decade.  Think Defence meanwhile reports that the UK is an unlikely beneficiary of the piracy problem off East Africa and elsewhere because "most of the P&I Clubs that insure shipping are based in London so War Risks Premiums go straight to the bottom line". Defense Tech asks if the US should start launching pre-emptive cyber strikes against terrorists, especially Jihadist recruiting sites.

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