How to understand Jihad – read Nine Lives

How to understand Jihad - read Nine Lives a review by Philip Ingram MBE I am in a unique position to review this book for several reasons.  I was part of the NATO planning team preparing to take over from the United Nations in Bosnia and then deploying to do just that...

How did Dawn and Charlie get contaminated?

**Updated 19th July 2018** How did Dawn and Charlie get contaminated? I have been talking to a number of press outlets regarding how the detritus from the Skripal attack could have come to be in a position to contaminate and kill Dawn Sturgess and put her partner...

Salisbury and Novichok the truth and myth

Salisbury and Novichok the truth and myth Updated 07/0718 1645 by request for additional information As someone who commanded an intelligence unit with a capability for the covert surveillance of Russian intelligence operations, has studied organic chemistry related...

Storm in a QVIS Cup

Storm in a QVIS cup…. Updated 22 Jun 18 at 1700 hrs 'There's no such thing as bad publicity,' a phrase linked to the 19thcentury American circus owner Phineas T. Barnum, is clearly something still believed by some companies in their approach to marketing. However, it...

Kim and Donald, who got trumped?

Kim and Donald , who got trumped? The historic meeting in Singapore between Kim Jong Un the North Korean dictatorial leader and Donald J Trump the quoted leader of the free world is certainly raining more than one or two interested eyebrows around the globe today. Was...

Suicide is Painless

Suicide is Painless…. The poignancy of the lyrics to the opening theme tune to one of my favourite TV shows, MASH, is something I never thought I would realise personally but when you get to that moment, suicide is painless. In the UK we have just had Mental Health...

A game of Top Trump – Kim Jong Un wins…

A game of Top Trump - Kim Jong Un wins... In a letter to the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, released on Thursday 24th May, the US President Donal Trump said, "I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open...

Iran – are we at war?

Iran – are we at war? It may have been a fortuitous accident that the scenario used in many of the NATO HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) practice war scenarios centered around the country of Zagros, a fictitious country but not on the maps used, as they had to be...

How can we be certain, the intelligence game?

How can we be certain, the intelligence game? In the run-up to the action in the early hours of Sat 14thApril to bomb very specific targets in Syria to send a clear message, not just to Bashar Al-Assad but the world, that the use of chemical weapons is completely...