is a former Welsh Guards lieutenant colonel and intelligence analyst for the British government's Joint Intelligence Committee. His book, 7-7: What Went Wrong, was one of the first to be published after the London bombings in July 2005.
A recent survey suggests that 75% of Pakistanis dislike the USA and it's mainly because of drones
'Missis Kwin' will be missed in her far-flung realms if there's to be no more long-distance air travel
Shakespeare's birthday was celebrated this week, but the idea he didn't write his plays won't go away
Will we want Tony Blair to get a similar send-off? His claim to being a war leader is greater than Thatcher's
It is not Britain's 'moral obligation' to give the Army's Afghan war interpreters automatic asylum here
Handing over the helicopter rescue service to a US company is a bad idea – just ask Prince William
A poison that does its work and leaves no trace in the body is not as far-fetched as you might think
The press, too, has been ungenerous, highlighting his Falklands remarks. What else could he have said?
The JIC was once known for the highest standards of accuracy and detailed analysis. What made it bow to Blair's wishes?
As the 'Desert Rats' lose their tanks, the Army needs a new role - and our national security fits the bill
Why did Ed Miliband allow Labour, which is backed by many patriots, to pick O'Farrell for Eastleigh?
Ben Affleck's film about Tehran hostage rescue suggests Brits turned US fugitives away. Not true
Mons Hall commemorates an epic WWI battle: renaming it after Bahrain's despotic ruler is wrong
It's too late for an apology from Shakespeare, but at least he should be re-interred with full military honours
Beware Britain's military-media complex, always ready to blow the trumpet for the next war
Or did he only just come up with the idea in order to cover his tracks over Libya?
As the August 1914 anniversary approaches, there is already a row over how it should be marked
The campaign that has cost the Army 439 lives in Afghanistan was never endorsed by MPs
Military leaders are like BBC execs – near-impossible to sack and without the self-knowledge to step down
Cameron was right to apologise over the Belfast lawyer's murder. But his IRA links were complex
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