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Armed Forces: Information Warfare

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 225283, tabled on 24 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the new role will be of the 77th Brigade; and how many troops will be involved in that initiative.

Answered on

3 March 2015

77th Brigade is the new name for the Security Assistance Group. Its continuing role includes:

Providing support, in conjunction with other Government agencies, to efforts to build stability overseas and to wider defence diplomacy and overseas engagement;

Leading on Special Influence Methods, including providing information on activities, key leader engagement, operations security and media engagement;

Military capacity-building at various stages in the cycle of conflict, through mentoring, support and training, including providing training support to Force Elements to enable delivery of security assistance tasks.

There will be 440 military posts in 77th Brigade.