Some articles and papers I have written, mostly from the last decade. Themes:
1) Defence is a function of the nation as a whole - not just our regular armed forces and current defence suppliers.
2) We owe those who serve whether full-time or part-time, uniformed or civil service, our loyalty. We owe those who contract, whether supplying goods or services, clarity of thinking and fairness in dealing. We need structures and processes to ensure that goes both ways.
3) The Achilles heel of Britain's defences is a failure of institutional memory. This matters in a fast-changing world - Churchill said ‘[t]he farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.'
An article for the Times in 2014, examining the lessons of the two world wars for the peacetime construction of military reserves Here
A paper published by the Centre for Social Justice critiquing the Future Accommodation Model and exposing some of its shortcomings. A more balanced approach is suggested, highlighting the difference between Naval families, concentrated almost entirely on three bases, with affordable housing and spousal job opportunities, and the needs of the other two services.