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MoDIMG 20181218 1521345 2Military appointments in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for 2019 are shown on the next page

nickwattsIMG 20170907 0924504Marking its 60th year of publication, the Military Balance, published by the London based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) was launched at the Munich Security Conference. As the MoD in London considers how its Modernising Defence Plan (MDP) is to be implemented, this event gave a very timely reminder that developments around the world have an impact on the environment in which the UK government might expect its forces to operate. The multipolar nature of the current strategic environment is reflected by the competition between the US & China, and that between China & Russia. This competition is evidenced by the rise of modern technological platforms and sensors, eroding the wests supposed technical edge, reports Nick watts, U K Defence Forum Deputy Director General.

MoDIMG 20181218 1521345 2The New Year's Honours list included 118 military and 49 civilian personel, listed on the next page.

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