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MATTHEW UTTLEY holds the Chair in Defence Studies at King’s College London (KCL). He is currently the Head of the Defence Studies Department: a KCL department of 50 academics supporting military education at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham. He has previously held posts at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, the University of York and Lancaster University. Professor Uttley has published widely on the historical and contemporary dimensions of defence economics, weapons acquisition, and UK defence policy. His authored/edited books include Westland and the British Helicopter Industry, 1945-1960 (Frank Cass, 2001), Britain and Defence 1945-2000 (Longman, 2001, with S. Croft, A. Dorman and W. Rees), The Changing Face of Maritime Power, (Macmillan, 1999), and The Changing Face of Military Power (Palgrave, 2002). He has published in a variety of journals including Intelligence and National Security, Defense Analysis, Public Policy and Administration, and Defence and Peace Economics. Professor Uttley has acted as an advisor for a number of UK bodies including the National Audit Office, European Commission, the Ministry of Defence and the Economic and Social Research Council.
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Authored by Professor Matthew Uttley.
The author examines the controversies surrounding deployed contractor support, the ways that the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) has harnessed private sector capacity, and the lessons this provides for U.S. policymakers and military planners. He suggests the need for ongoing policy and doctrine refinement by defence officials as well as greater independent scrutiny of developments, not least because the use of contractors on deployed operations has an important impact on government expenditure choices, public accountability, the efficiency and effectiveness of the military establishment, and the conduct and outcome of armed conflict.