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...

Skripal poisoning, it was on the door

Skripal poisoning, it was on the door When Teresa May said in Parliament, “It is now clear that Mr Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. This is part of a group of nerve agents known as ‘Novichok’.”...

Salisbury, sleepy hollow or spooks playground?

Salisbury, sleepy hollow or spooks playground? The assassination attempts on Sergei and Yulia Skripal on 4th March has left the world reeling in horror at the first use of a nerve agent in Europe, never mind one Teresa May described as a ‘military grade Novichok’...

Sun Tzu and the Art of Fake News

by Philip Ingram MBE There are elements of the press who seem to suggest that fake news is something new, it isn’t, and it has its roots back to the 6th century, but before I delve that far back I want to take a quick look to only 74 years ago. The Second World War...

Is there a continuing clear and present danger?

Is there a continuing clear and present danger? by Philip Ingram MBE As support from around the world grows for Prime Minister Teresa Mays stance on what she refers to as the "unlawful use of force" by the Russians on UK soil, with the poisoning of the former Russian...