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The UK Should Learn from the Transgressions of Australian Special Forces

If greater oversight was given to UK Special Forces it would allow the government to institutionalise lessons learned on the causes of transgressions, as the Australians are currently doing.

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Author: Alasdair McKay

The UK Government Needs to Learn that Secrecy is Not the Answer to Increased Litigation

Increasing litigation against the UK Ministry of Defence appears to have reduced the British government’s willingness to publicly justify or explain operations abroad – potentially to the detriment of public trust and the government’s own goals of reducing litigation against it.

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Author: Alasdair McKay

ORG Explains #6: UK-US Defence and Security Relations

This primer explains the legal and institutional basis of current defence and security relations between the United Kingdom and the United States, including cooperation on nuclear weapons, intelligence-sharing, conventional forces and weapons development and procurement.

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Author: Alasdair McKay

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