Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
3Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
(2002) Public submission: UK Ministry of Defence Strategic Defence Review (SDR) - New Chapter

(2002) Public submission: UK Ministry of Defence Strategic Defence Review (SDR) - New Chapter

Ratings:

4.5

(1)
|Views: 104|Likes:
Published by Jeffrey Bradford
Public submission to the British Government in support of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Strategic Defence Review (SDR): New Chapter study.

Following the September 11th attacks on New York and Washington the Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon announced that work would be undertaken on a New Chapter to the Strategic Defence Review. This reviewed again the UK's defence posture and plans to ensure that the country possessed the right capabilities and the right forces to meet the additional challenges faced after 9/11.
Public submission to the British Government in support of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Strategic Defence Review (SDR): New Chapter study.

Following the September 11th attacks on New York and Washington the Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon announced that work would be undertaken on a New Chapter to the Strategic Defence Review. This reviewed again the UK's defence posture and plans to ensure that the country possessed the right capabilities and the right forces to meet the additional challenges faced after 9/11.

More info:

Categories:Types, Research
Published by: Jeffrey Bradford on Oct 10, 2008
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/04/2013

pdf

text

original

 
SDR: New Chapter Study (March 2002)Dr. Jeffrey Peter Bradford 
New Chapter for the Strategic Defence ReviewMarch 2002Submission by Dr. Jeffrey Peter Bradford
 
SDR: New Chapter Study (March 2002)Dr. Jeffrey Peter Bradford 
1.0 Introduction
Following the 14
th
February 2002 release of the public discussion paper for the NewChapter of the SDR this document contains the authors response to the invitation torespond to the questions raised both within the public discussion paper and its moredetailed counterpart “The Strategic Defence Review: A New Chapter” published onthe Ministry of Defence website. Opinions reflected in this submission do not reflectany corporate affiliation – they are solely those of the author.This submission differs from my earlier contribution to the original SDR processwhich sought to apply systems thinking to four key issues - R&D, recruitment &retention, and the interplay between doctrine and strategy
1
In this submission I havetaken the approach of building a clear reasoning structure which approaches the keystrategic choices you face from a top down grand strategy viewpoint (the future) aswell as a bottom up capability assessment (the past, and present). By taking this routeI hope to at the very least validate some of the many decisions you are contemplatingwith a view to pin-pointing those which are critical.
1.1 Model overview
I have developed a model to encompass analytical issues surrounding the key issuesraised in your document as well as indicated some of the challenges which requireresolution. This model is structured within a tool based framework known as a‘reasoning architecture’ or RA. This RA shows the process flow and the steps whichneed to be thought through in order to arrive at meaningful answers to your strategicconundrum.
Figure 1.0: Reasoning Architecture - SDR "New Chapter"
The Architecture should be viewed logically from left to right. The icons in the leftside of each box relate to a particular tool used to support analysis or thinking arounddecision-making.This submission will consider each step in turn, in order to build from the ground upa logical analysis towards the question of how British defence policy should beadjusted to take account of the events of 2001. Prior to this, a brief summary of eachstep is indicated overleaf: 
1
Dr J P Bradford,
Submission to the Strategic Defence Review
(London: House of Commons Library1998).
 
SDR: New Chapter Study (March 2002)Dr. Jeffrey Peter Bradford 
Step TitleIconIcon descriptionDetail
2.0 Reasoning architecture
ReasoningArchitectureThe hub for the process (and electronically theresources comprising this exercise).
2.1 Support Materials
VariousMiscellaneousTo ensure transparency, a clear indication omaterials drawn-upon in creating the model.
2.2 Strategic
Systemic AnalysisThe use of influence diagramming to consider  priorities in devoting scarce resources to threatanalysis.
2.3 Policy Framework 
GoalsConsidering the goals of UK defence policy ovemultiple time-frames.
1.0
 
Reasoning Architecture
The reasoning architecture can be configured in any number of steps, iterations etc.using the tools encompassed within. This particular configuration places an accent onthe challenge of what capabilities must be developed in order to ensure the correctforce structure for the tasks envisaged of it, in the most likely operating environment.
Figure 2.0.1 Reasoning Architecture for UK MoD "New Chapter" study.
2.4 Legacy Forces
GoalsQuestions capability change since SDR and thereadiness of those forces for their military tasks.
2.5 Regional  Analysis
Scenario PlanningApplying thinking from ‘strategic’ step toconstruct a model for a hypothetical region.
2.6 MilitaryTasks
Scenario PlanningConstructing a strategy space looking at currentmilitary tasks.
2.7 Force Elements
Scenario PlanningScenarios around key force multiplier andstrategic options for enhancing capability.
2.8 Region / MT / FE 
Scenario Planning(merged)Merging the three scenario/strategy efforts aboveto consider the most logical force structure giventhe military tasks most consistent with the future.
2.9 StrategicChoices
Synoptic evaluationWhere force development strategies from theabove effort are rated against performance goalsover three time periods to identify best choicesfor capability development.
2.10 Goals for choice
GoalsThose goals informing strategic choice above.
2.11 Resources
Hotspot Scanning3D graphing tool depicting resource allocationwithin defence.
2.12 Support materials
VariousMiscellaneousVarious sources of supporting data.
2.13 Success
Risk AssessmentFollowing the choice of strategy to pursue, thistool assists in identifying implementation risks.

Activity (3)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
altzer liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->