Category: Military

25th Anniversary of the Largest (and shortest) Tank Battle in History

25th Anniversary of the Largest (and shortest) Tank Battle in History

Regarding my Gulf War One Book, some people have questioned my saying this was the largest tank battle in history, and cite Kursk in which the Soviet Army defeated the Germans. They are wrong...

25 Years Ago: IRA Mortar Hits 10 Downing Street

25 Years Ago: IRA Mortar Hits 10 Downing Street

At 1008 am, on 7th February 1991, as Prime Minister John Major’s War Cabinet sat down to meet in the Cabinet Room, an IRA mortar hit 10 Downing Street. Several police officers were injured...

25 Years Ago Today: the Iraq Army Invades Saudi Arabia

25 Years Ago Today: the Iraq Army Invades Saudi Arabia

  25 years ago today Sadaam Hussein’s elite tank troops crossed the border and attacked the coastal town of Kafji, twelve kilometres into Saudi Arabia. This was a major incursion, by his 1st and 5th...

25 Years Ago Today: Iraq Floods Oil into Gulf

On 25th January 1991, Iraq opened the dockside taps of Kuwait’s Sea Island coastal oil refinery, emptying millions of gallons of crude oil into the Persian Gulf. Read more in my revised “Forgotten Voices...

The Lethality of Counter Terrorism Compared with War

The Lethality of Counter Terrorism Compared with War

Some people claim 2016 was a dreadful year.  Not so for Britain’s military folks, as 2016 one of only two exceptional years in which no British Service man or woman was killed in action since the...

Five Ways to Lose a Cyber War

 Today’s US reactions to Russia’s alleged hacker support for the Republican election campaign show us how NOT to counter a cyber attack campaign. Don’t reveal you know you’ve been attacked. Don’t tell anybody that...

US Navy Seals’ 70th Anniversary Film

San Diego’s Coronado Island is home to one of the world’s most elite special force units, the US Navy Seals.  They recently unveiled a life-size statue called “The Naked Warrior”, commemorating the dedication and sacrifice...