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CDS puts his cock in the custard....

#1
Some interesting quotes:

CDS said:
Richards said he envisaged the army bonding further with militaries in the Gulf and in Jordan. Two or more of the army's seven "adaptable" brigades could form "close tactical-level relationships" in the region.
Richards said he would resist the navy losing more ships, but said the service needed to rethink what it could do. The navy might have more ships in the future, but suggested the service would need vessels tailored to "routine non war-fighting duties."
The RAF, too, had to face up to a future that must include remote-controlled 'drones', he said.... "Remotely piloted air systems and novel anti-air defences have changed our understanding of both what it means to fight and defend. We must not allow sacred cows, such as the indispensability of on-board pilots, to rule the day."
Something to piss everyone off! Although, I will note the last CDS harped on about Strategy and teaching Strategic Thinking; look what happened to that little idea......
 
#4
Excuse a non-staff officer scribbling in here... How do you interpret this as a bad thing? In a world of doom-and-gloom where the adaptive brigades seem (to some) destined to a life of under-manning, under-training and non-deployment, some enduring partnering in interesting places sounds pretty tasty.
This might just annoy the TA, who may be required to actually turn up.

Somewhat simplistic answer I'm afraid! To the rest of us, this news if great. Although it does make me think of what the US Army is currently doing, giving each of its divisions a geographic area to specialise in.
 
#6
In a world of doom-and-gloom where the adaptive brigades seem (to some) destined to a life of under-manning, under-training and non-deployment, some enduring partnering in interesting places sounds pretty tasty.
Indeed. Which is precisely why he's saying it: something to make those unfortunate units dumped into the 2nd XI feel good about themselves. Chances of something meaningful coming out of it (at least for anything more than a very small number of people)? I'm not holding my breath...
 
#7
Soory, I can't get past pensionpointers sig block. Had to do a presentation for him (Gen Richards, not PP) and he was a bon eouf.
 

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