November 10, 2010 | The Iraq War

The process that led UK to war was based, we now know, on a pack of lies. Indeed if Saddam Hussein had actually had a “45 minute missile strike” to hand, Deterrence would surely have operated and Tony Blair – and possibly even George W. Bush – would have been “deterred” from attacking. Other governments [...]

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September 23, 2010 | BRITISH DEFENCE EXPENDITURE - FOR WHAT WORLD?

The Ministry of Defence’s document, “The Future Character of Conflict” (March 2010), presumably remains the anticipated backgrounds of 2014 and 2029, against which spending proposals are being judged.

Two problems with the document:

1 There is little change from today’s Britain in the Britain postulated for the seriously changed worlds in 4 and in 19 years’ [...]

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