|General Sir David Richards (copyright Daily Telegraph)|
|Type 14 Frigate (Copyright Naval-History.net)|
Turning to the Army, CDS made a particularly compelling vision for an Army with brigades taking on the role of establishing links with different regions of the world. He noted that;
This felt a clear statement of intent that the post HERRICK British Army will not be withdrawn back to the UK to form an overly large home guard. There is clear guidance that the Army will be re-engaging in some regions where its influence has been minimal since the withdrawal from empire. The notion of having forces tasked to support work in South East Asia points to a vision that over the next 5-10 years the UK will, if anything, be taking on a much greater role of engagement than it has done since the end of the 1960s.
|British Army engaging in Oman on Saif Sareea 2 (Copyright Defence Images.mod.uk)|