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British-UAE Defence Partnership

Backbencher July 29, 2013 0

By Joshua Rowlands The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom have had close military relations dating back to 1820 when British and local rulers signed a treaty to battle piracy along the Gulf

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Freedom Isn’t Free: Why Soldiers Matter

Freedom Isn’t Free: Why Soldiers Matter

Lee Jenkins May 23, 2013 4

Defence spending is never popular, but that doesn’t mean its not important. As anybody with more than a passing interest in politics will tell you, defence is way down the list of priorities. Health,

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Defence Cuts – The Obvious Starting Point

Defence Cuts – The Obvious Starting Point

Olly Neville February 26, 2013 0

Austerity isn’t easy, especially as we don’t actually have it. It’s difficult for Government to select which areas to cut back on, especially when the sensible option of privatisation isn’t on the table, leading

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Battering Ram Of Democracy; A Soldiers Story

Battering Ram Of Democracy; A Soldiers Story

Backbencher December 13, 2012 2

  This is a difficult piece. Everything else I’ve wrote so far has been tongue in cheek and about a subject I’ve been passionate about. This is different. The entire article is half story

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Naval Policy in an Era of Defence Cuts

Naval Policy in an Era of Defence Cuts

Backbencher December 6, 2012 2

  You’d have to be a certified hermit not to know that we live in an age of austerity, and with the exception of the Department for International Development and our EU contributions Government

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We Need Proper Defence Cuts

We Need Proper Defence Cuts

Lee Jenkins November 17, 2012 4

  Britain needs to be a player in the world, and the world is a better place when Britain takes an active role. We have an armed forces other states can only dream of,

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