(17) The SDSR
was published in October 2010 with the influence of Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox and it and an accompanying National Security Strategy emphasizing the need for additional economies and including the following five items as key priorities:
Last year's SDSR
was underpinned by the Government's commitment, for the rest of this decade, to meet the Nato target of spending 2% of GDP on defence.
The Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR
) raised the prospect of more civilian job losses.
A further PS10 billion "contingency" has been set aside to meet additional unexpected increases, reflecting complexity of the project, with the first submarine due in the early 2030s, the SDSR
And this is where the NSS and SDSR
can play a role by helping to reorient UK policy.
Meanwhile, the Army's regular manpower strength, which was set at 110,000 in 1998, fell to 95,000 in the 2010 SDSR
, and was fixed at a target of 82,000 in 2012.
Under plans set out in the 2010 strategic defence and security review (SDSR
), the coalition had intended to switch to the more capable F-35C carrier variant of the aircraft.
At the time of the SDSR
, David Cameron told the Commons that the previous Labour government had "got it badly wrong".
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond confirmed that "the facts have changed" on the choice of aircraft since the time of the SDSR
The job losses form the second part of the redundancy programme set out in the Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR
), intended to help fill the Au38 billion black hole in the defence budget.
The full costs of scaling back Britain's aircraft carrier programme are still not fully understood by the Government more than a year after the changes were made in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR
), a cross-party committee of MPs said today.
Even then it was clear that the SDSR
was not going to fill the gaps of a new world order.