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There is likelihood of a serious disparity of approach between the US and the UK with much greater conviction than the partially suppressed rumours from Whitehall.
E H Carr famously argued in his work What is History? That history is the study of causes, that events have multi-causal explanations and that there is always a hierarchy of causes rather than a randomly jumbled set of events.
Rather than being revolutionary, changes to the IDF security doctrine, have been reactive in the sense that most of the changes the IDF is currently deciding to implement have been forced upon it mostly due to large budgetary cuts.
Is the threat of UN-imposed economic sanctions on an oil-dependent country, widely regarded as the most effective way of bringing the nuclear programme to heel, really the only way of meeting the Iranian challenge?Global Security Issues
The delivery of the redeveloped building on budget and ahead of programme is testament to the success of the PFI approach.
The lesson of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom is that transformational thinking in future peace support, reconstruction and counter-insurgency capabilities will be as valued as precision strike.
An assessment on the legacy of Lord Trenchard -- founding chief of the RAF -- on current air power operations
Parallels with the British experiences in Northern Ireland and Iraq can be drawn, and indeed British experience of counter-insurgency has been very useful. However, it must be remembered that there are many differences in the two conflicts.
The military conflict in Iraq has not ended; it has simply transformed from a more traditional ‘state versus state’ conflict into a multi-layered struggle involving many different protagonists.
An assessment of the present security situation and argues that there is a very poor prospect that it will get better in the near future from the UK's former special representative to Iraq