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Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy
Report and Government response published.
In July 2017, the Government announced that it had launched a review of national security capabilities, in support of the ongoing implementation of the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review (2015 NSS & SDSR).
The Government said the objective of the National Security Capability Review (NSCR) was “to ensure that the UK’s investment in national security capabilities is as joined-up, effective and efficient as possible, to address current national security challenges.” It added that “The review will also be informed by work which has already been commissioned in response to recent national security-related incidents.” These included, but were not limited to, terror attacks in Manchester and London in the first half of 2017.
The Committee plans to hold a two-part inquiry on this subject.
Evidence given by General (Rtd) Sir Richard Barrons, Former Commander Joint Forces Command, Elisabeth Braw, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Dr Andrew Rathmell, Visiting Professor, University of Exeter Strategy & Security Institute and Managing Director Aktis Strategy Ltd, James de Waal, Senior Fellow, International Security, Chatham House, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King’s College London
Joint Committee on National Security Strategy publishes Government response