Are the Gurkhas Part of NATO?

As outlined by Major Shane Burton (RGR), Chief of Staff at the Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas: “The Brigade of Gurkhas is an integral part of the British Army and as such these troops are indeed part of Nato. Gurkha units have been deployed as part of British Armed Forces supporting numerous Nato operations including Bosnia,… Read More


Key Components of NATO’s Response Force

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Response Force (NRF) is the force of high readiness force during which air, sea and land units are deployed when their response is required for quick operations. There are quite a few situations that require a quick response due to various NATO missions implemented in different parts of the… Read More

Leadership is…

“A leader is a man who had the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.” Harry S. Truman (1884 to 1972) Harry S. Truman became the 33rd President of the United States of America upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as Vice President.… Read More

The Shape of Battles to Comes…

“I am quite confident that in the foreseeable future armed conflict will not take the form of huge land armies facing each other across extended battle lines, as they did in World War I and World War II or, for that matter, as they would have if NATO had faced the Warsaw Pact on the… Read More

What is the UK Defence Standardisation (DSTAN)?

UK Defence Standardisation (DSTAN) is responsible for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) standardisation policies, standards, procedures and guidance on standardisation issues both nationally and internationally. DStan is part of the Director Technical organisation within Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S). What is DSTAN Responsible For? DSTAN provides performance specifications that support the delivery of military capability. Maintenance… Read More

NATO Member & Partner Perspectives on Gender (2016)

Research Paper Title 2016 Summary of the National Reports of NATO Member and Partner Nations to the NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives. Purpose This Report highlights actions taken by Nations regarding the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace and Security and integration of gender perspectives in the respective armed forces. You… Read More