Policy paper

The strategic defence and security review: securing Britain in an age of uncertainty

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The strategic defence and security review sets out how the government will go about securing Britain in an age of uncertainty.

Documents

Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty - The Strategic Defence and Security Review

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Fact sheet 1: Our approach to the National Security Strategy

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Fact sheet 2: National Security Risk Assessment

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Fact sheet 3: Summary of key SDSR changes

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Fact sheet 4: The National Security Tasks

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Fact sheet 5: Future Force 2020 - Summary of size, shape and structu

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Fact sheet 6: Future Force - Royal Navy

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Fact sheet 7: Future Force - British Army

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Fact sheet 8: Future Force - Royal Air Force

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Fact sheet 9: Carrier Strike

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Fact sheet 10: Trident Value for Money Review

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Fact sheet 11: Changing the Defence Estate

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Fact sheet 12: The Armed Forces Covenant

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Fact sheet 13: Defence Reform

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Fact sheet 14: Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA)

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Fact sheet 15: Afghanistan

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Fact sheet 16: Terrorism

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Fact sheet 17: Instability and Conflict Overseas

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Fact sheet 18: Cyber Security

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Fact sheet 19: Energy, Resources and Climate Change

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Fact sheet 20: Foreign Policy and Engagement Overseas

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Fact sheet 21: Coordinating Our National Security Approach

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Detail

The Strategic Defence and Security Review, which sets out how the Government will go about securing Britain in an age of uncertainty, has been published today. It is the first time that a UK government has taken decisions on its defence, security, intelligence, resilience, development and foreign affairs capabilities in the round, setting out the delivery of the ends set out in the National Security Strategy

This Review will equip us with modern defences, including Armed Forces and equipment fit for the 21st century; strong security and intelligence agencies; and diplomats and development aid which can help us prevent threats before they become a reality. The Government doubles the amount of aid we spend in conflict countries, tackling threats at their source.

We will continue to invest in our security and intelligence agencies, and establish a transformative national programme to protect ourselves in cyberspace, backed by £650m of new funds.

The Review recognises that national security depends upon economic security, and vice versa. Bringing the defence programme back into balance is a vital part of both how we tackle the deficit and how we protect our national security.