During the election campaign, defence issues were barely mentioned. But now they are back on the political agenda. Throughout Westminster, there is a growing recognition that Brexit is so significant an event that, even if even if there isn’t a full-blown Strategic Defence and Security Review, another look at the country’s security is needed.
In London, as in other Western capitals, the security focus is primarily on less conventional threats, including those posed by terrorism, extremism, and cyber-attacks. But one conventional threat remains on the horizon – that posed by an aggressive and revisionist Russia.