The RAF’s acquisition of the RC-135 ‘Airseeker’ represented a deliberate effort by both the RAF and US Air Force to set the conditions for further integration. The current lack of greater progress on this vision will represent a lost opportunity for both air forces that will only serve to drive up operating costs.
The latest Strategic Defence and Security Review can be best described as being a ‘steady as she goes’ review, providing a welcome element of stability in defence planning after five years of substantial reductions.
The EU won the Nobel Peace Prize for maintaining peace between European nations, but it has failed to prevent wars of words. Proof can be found at the UN, where battles between EU members could spoil the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.
A lecture by Dr Liam Fox MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence and Conservative Member of Parliament for Woodspring. In his lecture, Dr Fox addressed the challenges the next government is likely...