Where should the limits surveillance be placed? And how should intelligence oversight work? Following his first public speech delivered at RUSI, Andrew Parker, Director General of MI5 sparked off a national and international debate about the current terrorist threat and the role of surveillance and intelligence.
The intelligence-gathering revelations from Edward Snowden did harm national security, but they should now serve as an opportunity to have a mature national conversation on the hierarchy of accountability in intelligence gathering.
A ‘5.5 generation Super Raptor’, based on an evolution of the F-22 design concept or of the F-35 once the latter has matured in service, is a more likely prospect than operational sixth-generation fighter aircraft by 2030