With the increasingly complex nature of modern warfare, air forces are looking to helicopters to provide adaptability in unpredictable situations. Rear Admiral Johnstone-Burt emphasises the need for rotary wing capability in the British military.
The announcement of an upcoming review of key counter-terrorism and security legislation has received many positive reactions. However, while the threat of terrorism still remains, is a reduction in police powers really a move in the right direction?
The Coroner presiding over the inquests of those who died on 7 July 2005 has ruled she will hear evidence on whether MI5 and the police could have prevented the attacks. The Government is now deciding whether to go along with this, challenge it in court or even stall the inquests and hold a public inquiry instead.
Installed power on naval surface combatants has steadily grown over the past few decades. The principal reasons for this are two fold: ships have got larger and faster, and ships have more power demanding mission-systems.
There is an outstanding invitation from President George W. Bush Jr. to the United Kingdom, and other allies, to join the United States in a Global Ballistic Missile System. So far, Tony Blair has made no response, or at least, if he has, the nature of the response has not been made public. Many believe that, if there has been a response, it is along the lines of: "Ask me again after the election...