Justin Bronk, research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, described the drone as “very sophisticated” and said it was unlikely that the military aircraft would have strayed accidentally into Iranian air space.
There is something about the way our opponents confront us, the way they combine different military and non-military measures in campaigns that have clear political objectives that we find really difficult to counter.
Delegates at a ministerial conference in London on 7 March were urged to release more funds to help Yemen. However, such funds will be divested in a strategic vacuum, and paves the way for a perfect storm for Yemen and the International community.
The Iranian regime is none too pleased with Argo winning best film at the Oscars. It feeds into Iranian conspiracy theories about the United States, and highlights the tricky role the current Supreme Leader had during the US Embassy Hostage Crisis of 1979.
When the A400M eventually becomes available, it will be more expensive, delayed
and less capable than contractually agreed. The willingness of European Governments, and especially the UK’s, to bail out the programme is troubling.
Sir Stephen Dalton was appointed Chief of the Air Staff, UK in July 2009. A fast-jet pilot, he was UK Director of the Eurofighter Programme and later Director General Typhoon. Until his current post, he was Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Personnel. He talked to Bill Kincaid on 5 January 2010.