The ongoing Combat Air Strategy under development within the Ministry of Defence faces a difficult choice, with significant capability, industrial and geopolitical cost trade-offs involved. The F-35 is at the centre of this dilemma.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which is best known as Britain’s tax collection agency, is also in the forefront of the fight against money laundering. However, its efforts are not always amenable to public scrutiny.
The Judgement handed down on 18 May by the Court of Appeal does not radically alter the existing parameters of combat service for military personnel. Rather it confirms the previously held view that soldiers should be accorded all reasonable protection within the context of operational conditions. Future litigation will clarify the decision made by the Court of Appeal and will also further serve...
The acquittal on 28 April 2009 of three men accused of helping plot the attacks leaves a large number of questions unanswered. The much anticipated Intelligence and Security Committee report may help provide a clearer picture and improve future response.
The undoubted bravery and professionalism of British troops in Iraq disguised the deeper strategic failings of their mission. Leaders need to learn from the mistakes in Basra as we now concentrate in Afghanistan.