This report from UK think tank RUSI looks at the major steps taking in integrating UK defence forces and the drivers behind the changes.
The armed forces of the UK were created as separate bodies at different points in history. But for more than a century, governments have recognised that the different services needed to be more effectively coordinated and, in some respects, integrated. The high-level organisation of defence has been a regularly changing picture. This paper is a reminder of the major steps that have been taken and the drivers behind them.Read Full Report