Defence Committee - Seventh Report
Towards the next Defence and Security Review: Part One

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 18 December 2013.


Terms of Reference

Conclusions and recommendations

1 Introduction


How do we define a strategic approach?

Was the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review strategic?

2 The case for a national strategy

The drivers of SDSR 2010

Public support for defence spending and for expeditionary operations

The case for a national strategy?

3 Defence and Security Review 2015

The UK's place in the world

The changing context for the DSR 2015

Geo-political situation

Changing character of warfare

The changing role of the private sector

Identification of priorities and threats

A Comprehensive Spending Review

Sequencing of the NSS, CSR and DSR

4 Preparations for the next DSR

Strategic skills

Accurate and timely historical analysis


A shadow process and red team challenge

5 Conclusions

Formal Minutes


List of written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee in Session 2013-14

Oral Evidence

24 April 2013

4 June 2013

11 September 2013

9 October 2013

Written evidence (unprinted)

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