The Brexit vote has created an urgent need for the United Kingdom to redefine its global identity if it is to remain a leading player in international affairs. Re- assessing relationships with Asia and Africa might be a good place to start.
In his appeal to the House of Commons to extend UK anti-Daesh operations to Syria, the prime minister cited unique RAF capabilities, in particular the Brimstone anti-armour missile and MQ-9 Reaper. What contributions can the RAF bring to the campaign in Syria?
It is a tired cliché in airpower circles that the F-15 is the most successful fighter in history with more than 100 kills to no losses in air-to-air combat. While no longer supreme, the replacement of the veteran air superiority fighter – currently being discussed in Washington – would leave serious capability gaps