The Perils of Mission Command – A Historical Perspective

Conor O’Neill Mission command is firmly built into UK and Allied military doctrine.  It has become an article of faith that it produces better results as it “…encourages initiative and decentralized decision-making” and thus “promotes…speed of action…”.  UK doctrine argues that the British approach goes further than the Allied one, with use of the concept… Read More The Perils of Mission Command – A Historical Perspective

Nightingale’s legacy: Women on the COVID ‘frontline’

Hannah West Coronavirus is not only a disease but a human security threat. We are used to seeing the, predominantly male, Armed Forces deploy in response to a conventional security threat. But, the NHS frontline is disproportionately manned by women. Nurses symbolise the frontline of the medical profession in their hands-on capacity caring for patients… Read More Nightingale’s legacy: Women on the COVID ‘frontline’