Revisiting the UK’s national security strategy: The National Security Capability Review and the Modernising Defence Programme Contents



1 Introduction

2 Revisiting the UK National Security Strategy and SDSR

A less favourable strategic outlook for the UK

Fixing UK defence

An unaffordable plan for defence in 2015

The Modernising Defence Programme: a short-term fix

Longer-term solutions for defence funding

Time for a re-set on UK national security?

3 Optimising the national security strategy-making process

Stronger direction from the centre of Government: Fusion Doctrine

NSC direction and oversight of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

A more agile approach to national security between SDSRs: ‘posture reviews’

The future of five-yearly national security reviews

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Timeline of the NSCR and MDP

Annex 2: Glossary

Annex 3: Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 21 July 2019