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Defence Review 2014 – The Focus

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The Defence Review serves a triple purpose: it closes the gap between the 1998 Review and the strategic situation of today; it...

Operation Copper’s time almost up

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South Africa's current three year anti-piracy commitment in the Mozambique Channel, Operation Copper, is due to end in six weeks' time with...

Acquisition of additional VIP aircraft now a SCAMP project

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The acquisition of additional VIP aircraft by the SA Air Force (SAAF) has gone from a review of requirements and available budget...

Proper planning and full implementation of the African Standby Force is...

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How much longer will the African Standby Force (ASF) simply continue to ‘stand by' while France and others deal with Africa's crises?...

Mali, DRC and CAR: Some Lessons

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The recent events in Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic have produced some interesting lessons that Africa's...

Feature: South Africa’s Strategic Options

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South Africa faces a number of defence and security challenge and consequently needs to develop forces that provide a useful degree of...

Fact file: Ranking African Navies

The ranking of navies is highly controversial. Retired Rear Admiral (and now consultant) Rolf Hauter says he is "rather sceptical of ranking...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...