Citations of RUSI experts, analysis and events in the global media from April 2011
Battlefront in Libya
Efforts to cripple the advancement of Qadhafi's troops took a new direction with NATO replacing the USA as the primary force despite its reduced aerial arsenal. With rebel appeals for increased airstrikes and continued political defections, RUSI experts were highly sought to give their analysis on the operations within Libya.
British Strategy within Libya
With Britain engaging its third war in a Muslim country within a decade, questions were raised about its long-term operational and tactical strategy. RUSI experts were asked to comment on the future of British intervention within Libya which also included the controversial option of arming rebel fighters.
Military Budget Debacle
The Ministry of Defence won a reprieve on its £1billion funding gap prompting speculation on the expected fall of defence spending under the strategic defence review. With the government insisting that the cost of the Libya operation would not lead to extra cuts, RUSI experts were sought to provide their analysis.