I have written previously on the military’s unwillingness and/or inability to connect with the fourth estate and its failure to embrace the workings of social media and do not intend to cover the same old ground again in any detail here. Suffice to say that the nub of the problem seems to be, to meContinue reading “The UK Military and the Media”
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UK PM Boris Johnson made a surprise visit – well, a surprise visit to the general public anyway – to Kyiv last week on Ukrainian Independence Day. It also happened to be the six-month anniversary of the Russian invasion of 24 February. He was welcomed as a bit of a returning hero, and for obviousContinue reading “Ukraine Update “
Red Arrows – or poisoned culture?
The Red Arrows have been all over the media recently, and for all the wrong reasons. The RAF elite display outfit’s reputation has been trashed by reports of a “toxic culture” and multiple sackings and resignations by its members. Apparently, the team’s displays this summer have been reduced from nine aircraft to seven as itContinue reading “Red Arrows – or poisoned culture?”
Crawford’s International Defence Review w/c 29th August 2022
w/c 29th August 2022 Red Arrows – or poisoned culture? reputation has been trashed by reports of a “toxic culture” “met roulette” – too far fetched? self-marking their own performances bullying or sexual harassment unacceptable There are no bad regiments, just bad commanding officers Ukraine Update 6 month’s on since the invasionContinue reading “Crawford’s International Defence Review w/c 29th August 2022”
What the Russians would really like to do is divert all the electricity being produced to Russia and cut off Ukraine.’