This is a bigger than Ben Hur edition of Defence Week Premium as I wanted to give you some context for the April Land 400 edition that should be landing on your desk at any moment. Tom Muir wrote a most excellent contextual piece for part of the series but it didn’t make it into the print edition. So you can find it here this week for your reading pleasure.
It has been a pleasure this week to make some calls and get the lie of the land as it were in the wake of the release of the First Principles Review last week. There seems to be an air of optimism in our usually cynical world. The stark and honest language of the document has come as a welcome surprise to most in the Defence community. I can only hope that this continues as the changes from the review come into force.
Meanwhile, feel free to explore the ADM site as we are constantly adding new material to the archives, events and news sections.
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