1. MoleBath

    Military Strategy In The Twenty First Century: The Challenge For NATO

    NATO faces a period of changing political balances at the same time as military technology is evolving in the face of digitisation , connectivity ,cyber war and unmanned systems. The simple East v West doctrines of the Cold War have been complicated by third party players and arm’s length armed...
  2. JINGO

    Images of The National Archives Cold War

    Judging from the forum comments on here there are a hardcore of ARRSE members to whom the Cold War forms an intricate part of their lives. To that end I would suggest that Stephen Twigges’ Images of The National Archives Cold War will resonate with many of us. As perhaps expected it does...
  3. JINGO

    Facing the Bear.

    On the face of it I did not know what to expect from this book, with little thought I assumed that it would be a history of the nuclear submarine bases and perhaps Lossiemouth and a few other air bases. Nothing could be further from the truth. The author Trevor Royle has produced a prodigious...
  4. CanteenCowboy


    This is a revised and updated version of the book first released in 2002, the author is an international editor for Sky, and reported from the Balkans from the mid 90's onwards. I'll be kind and presume that it's a simple editing error subtitling the book “The inside story of Europe's last war”...
  5. D

    CDS ACM Sir Stuart Peach to be top NATO military chairman

    Great news - NATO CHoDs have elected Sir Stu Peach as Chairman of the Military Committee: An excellent choice - vastly experienced, cerebral, sensible and with have the epithet as the most untidy man in NATO. I've not bothered linking into...
  6. BarcelonaAnalPark

    Brew Fund

    After having got match fit with my brew drinking, I'm woried that there is a risk of brew fund fraud brewing in the office. Every month, everyone has to chip in a couple of quid and the same person is tasked with buying tea, coffee and milk. The problem is, the lack of oversight and...
  7. Kromeriz

    NATO disunity on display.

    Was it just Trump, berating other NATO members in public, pulling someone out of the way so he can stand at the front or refusing to shake the hand of the Lithuanian Prime Minister afterwards: Or was it this move by Macron That shows to opponents just how divided the political leaders of...
  8. Kromeriz

    Holland, the hand of Russia?

    Ostensibly, the disruption in relations between Holland and Turkey, two NATO member states, one a member of the EU the other, a shunned bride seem like a spat. However, who even suggested to the Turks that fermenting unrest and protests in another country in support of a sitting president was...
  9. Kromeriz

    End of sanctions against Russia?

    There is an article behind a pay wall in the Times. In it, Italy is pressing the EU and the UK in particular to engage with Russia to end the refugee crisis in Libya... 'Italy is turning to Russia to help combat the immigration crisis, despite warnings from European allies about Vladimir...
  10. RCT(V)

    NATO Auditor Investigating Terrorism Funding Found Dead

    Presumably, more to this than some would have us believe . . . NATO Auditor Investigating Terrorism Funding Found Dead, Family Disputes It Was Suicide Belgian media also reports in the days before his suspicious death, Chandelon “felt threatened,” and that the duties of his job would have...
  11. Bad CO

    Would the UK be safer in or out of the EU?

    I know that there are already massive threads discussing the EU referendum and the current state of play regarding asylum seekers/immigrants but this one is dedicated to UK security only. There's a long article on the BBC website on the subject which is also being covered by newsnight tonight...
  12. Andre72

    Polish Armed Forces

    34th. Armoured Cavalry Brigade from Żagań, Poland during their first tactical exercise, this year.
  13. Miep

    Russia military strength -new reports

    + + = ? Balance is dropping more and more in favour of russia regarding a potential assault in europe in conventional numbers. Add to that the growing ability to deter a nuclear response by the Nato and the picture isnt looking very nice for states in EEurope.