Removing the leader of Al-Qaeda is welcome. But it will not undo the damage the last twenty years have done to America’s reputation in the eyes of the young.
One controversy may be considered to be a misfortune, two looks like carelessness and three suggests a pattern of behaviour.
Ministers should do nothing to make a coup less likely as the country’s elites come to terms with the consequences of war.
Lessons from how the eastern part of the Roman Empire flourished after the western part of it fell.
Is the British public remotedly prepared for possible cyber attacks aimed at our national infrastructure?
As with the Iraq War, the public is none too appreciative when it realises it has been misled, not least thanks to dodgy data.
In tandem with countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, we should consider a stronger humanitarian-orientated alliance which has teeth.
Too many defence reviews have followed the Blairite sentiment that we are an instrument for global wellbeing.
Mainly because people didn’t want troops to be there (or in the Middle East) in the first place.
We could have degraded Al Qaeda and then left. Or else pursued a proper counter-insurgency plan. Instead, we did neither.
We should take pride in seven decades of refugee protection, and it is a principle we must uphold in the future too.
Afghan security force members are being murdered. Girls’ schools are being shut down. Iran and Russia are weighing up a return to the quagmire.
We urgently need an inquiry to understand our strategic failures in the country, and what went wrong.
Galloway is furthering a dangerous communalism – by dragging conflicts overseas towards the centre of domestic political discourse.
The former Veterans Minister discusses support for veterans, his frustrations with politics, Cummings, extremism in the Armed Forces and more.