Westminster Attack and VTSM: overshadowing of airstrikes in Mosul – Opinion Piece

Key details: 24/03/2017 from Qatar Assessment: Wednesday afternoon a British-born resident named Khalid Masood aged 52 drove a car mowing down pedestrians leaving several injured in Westminster. Aiming for the British Parliament as the car crashed into railings he stabbed a police officer to death, Masood was shot by armed police as Parliament was shut down for security. It was reported by British Prime Minister Theresa May that the perpetrator of the attack Masood was known to the intelligence service MI5 and the police but the charges against his crimes were not investigated further. Several hours after the incident ISIS-linked media outlet Amaq claimed that:[…]

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Drone attack by ISIS

Key points: 28/09/16  from Qatar -3 Turkish soldiers slightly wounded in a drone attack by ISIS on 27/09/16. -Meanwhile Turkish warplanes also destroyed four buildings used by ISIL. -According to the military, Turkish artillery units deployed on the border fired 57 artillery rounds at 39 ISIL targets. -According to Turkish General Staff a total of 1337 targets have been hit since the beginning of the operation on August 24.   Assessment: With the use of drones by ISIS we can notice an evolution in warfare. This poses even a greater threat to international peace. Furthermore, in the past, USA was the only state using unmanned aerial[…]

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‘Send in Marines to guard Channel against migrants’ demands senior MP

Key details: 05/09/2016 from the UK http://shr.gs/0wzJ8Zg   Ok let’s break this down. Using the best and most highly motivated trained marines in the world to guard against migrants I’m completely up for. To know and understand that the job is being done to high standards of profession is good. But the Uk’s best maritime force could be completely overstretched. With recruit numbers low how does 3Cdo brigade look and prepare for what’s being said in the commons. How does such an elite section integrate with UK Border Forces? My own opinion is you scrap the maritime section of the UKBF and hand over to[…]

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