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Necessary Heresies
Challenging the Narratives Distorting Contemporary UK Defence




ISBN 9781032266671
Published December 21, 2021 by Routledge
104 Pages

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Book Description

Dominant narratives about the changing character of warfare and the revolutionary effect of technological advancement lack nuance and can ultimately be detrimental to the development of a defence capability fit for future purpose.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Justin Bronk and Jack Watling

I. The Slow and Imprecise Art of Cyber Warfare

Justin Bronk and Jack Watling

II. THE GREY ZONE IS DEFINED BY THE DEFENDER

Sidharth Kaushal

III. Doing Less with Less in the Land Domain

Nick Reynolds

IV. SWARMING MUNITIONS, UAVS AND THE MYTH OF CHEAP MASS

Justin Bronk

V. The Lights May Go Out, But the Band Plays On

Peter Roberts

VI. IN SPACE, NO ONE WILL SEE YOU FIGHT

Alexandra Stickings

VII. More Sensors Than Sense

Jack Watling

Conclusion

Justin Bronk and Jack Watling

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Biography

Justin Bronk is the Research Fellow for Airpower and Technology in the Military Sciences team at RUSI. He is also Editor of the RUSI Defence Systems online journal. Justin's particular areas of expertise include the modern combat air environment, Russian and Chinese ground-based air defences and fast jet capabilities, unmanned combat aerial vehicles and novel weapons technology.

Justin is a part-time doctoral candidate at the Defence Studies Department of King’s College London. He holds an MSc in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons) in History from York University. Justin is also a private glider and light aircraft pilot.