|From the National Security Adviser|
15 July 2013
Lieutenant General (Retd) Sir Paul Newton KBE
Professor of Security and Strategy
Director, Strategy and Security Institute
Dr Danny Steed
Lecturer in Strategy and Defence
Strategy and Security Institute
Dear Sir Paul and Dr Steed
The Prime Minister was grateful for your letter of 17 June, and the interesting analysis it contained of the UK’s National Security Strategy. The Prime Minister has asked me to reply.
We are preparing for a review of the National Security Strategy in 2014-15. In the light of this, and without agreeing with every word, it was timely and valuable to have this input from your students on the current text. They made some useful points about the handling of cyber threats, terrorism, and inter-state military crises, and about Britain’s future role in the world. I’ve passed the letter to the team who will be responsible for preparing the next version of the Strategy.
With my best wishes.