Advances in bionic prosthesis technology may enable civilians with loss-of-limb related injuries or hereditary disorders to serve in the military because they are likely to be capable of meeting or exceeding physical requirements
The announcement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron that their countries intend to cooperate in producing a new fighter aircraft has sparked great interest in UK defence and industrial circles. However, how significant is this as a ‘hard’ defence initiative?
The NATO Lisbon Summit is heaped with expectation, but it is unlikely to deliver radical reforms. Although escalating tensions in Afghanistan and rapprochement with Russia is high on the agenda, ‘Getting NATO’s house in Order’ would be the greatest headline for this summit.
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Gross outlines a variety of areas where national security impacts on the courts. He said that both the security agencies and the courts must come to a mutual understanding which helps them to perform their vital roles whilst preserving intelligence secrecy operating within a legal framework.