Policy paper

The Strategy for Defence

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

The strategy was endorsed by the Defence Board on 16 September 2011.



In a joint statement from CDS (Chief of the Defence Staff) and PUS (Permanent Under Secretary), SfD (Strategy for Defence) provides the means by which the long-term strategic direction established by the 2010 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review will be implemented.