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UK IN STATE OF DENIAL OVER NAVAL DEFENCE PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:33

Odin’s Eye

(From the July 2015 edition)

 

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A sense of deep unease has settled on the defence community of the United Kingdom, if indeed any such collective description could be applied to the UK’s Armed Forces, their supporters in the general population and the various industrial enterprises that depend on them. Often they have competing concerns, not least the Navy, Army and Air Force, which are bound to fight their own corners.

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WAR ON THE PEOPLE TRAFFICKERS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:30

(From the July 2015 edition)

Dr Dave Sloggett and Iain Ballantyne report on the formation of a new naval force tasked with disrupting and destroying people trafficking networks in the Mediterranean.

 

PEOPLE TRAFFICKERS

As declarations of serious intent to take military action go, it was couched in the terms you might expect from a committee. In the middle of May the Council of the European Union (EU) revealed it had ordered establishment of a new force, named EU Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR Med). It has the specific objective of setting out to ‘break the business model of smugglers and traffickers of people in the Mediterranean’ (as an official statement put it).

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TOOTHLESS EUROPE IS BARELY A MATCH PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 June 2015 14:21

Odin’s Eye

(From the June 2015 edition)

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NATO is these days being referred to derisively in some quarters as No Action Talk Only. For who really believes that any of its European member nations would actually go to war in order to stop a Crimea-style move against the Baltic States by Russia?

 

The mindset to face down Russia militarily is just not there in too many European capitals, while military muscle has wasted away. Europe shows no sign of changing tack from continuing to reap the so-called Peace Dividend first harvested by slashing defence budgets in the early 1990s.

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News Digest PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:26

Reports by Usman Ansari, Iain Ballantyne, Francis Beaufort & Charles Strathdee

  •  CANDIDATES FOR FUTURE RCN WARSHIP SQUARE UP
  • ANKARRA SIGNS DEAL
  • CARRIER CONFIRMED?
  • INDIAN AEW & STRIKE
  • MODERNISATION PICKS UP PACE?
  • RUSSIAN JETS ‘CHASE OFF’ US NAVY DESTROYER
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News Digest PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 June 2015 14:32

Reports by Usman Ansari, Iain Ballantyne, Francis Beaufort & Charles Strathdee

 

  • FINNS ‘ATTACK’ SUSPECTED SUBMARINE 
  • SHOW OF FORCE
  • NAVIES HAMMER COCAINE TRADE
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