What is the SDSR?
Prior to the general election, both the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats committed to undertaking a strategic defence review should they form the next government.
That Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) was subsequently announced shortly after the new Coalition Government took office in May 2010. In contrast to the previous SDR of 1998, this review will be broader in its scope, cross departmental and be overseen by the newly formed National Security Council. It will also stand alongside a new National Security Strategy.