Category Archives: Rest of the world

NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 02 February 2019

Situation North East (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Taraba, Gombe and Yobe States) 27 January Gunmen attacked PULKA, BAMA LGA, BORNO State around 1.15am retreating after a 30 minute firefight Boko Haram ISWAP issued a statement via its Amaq News Agency stating … Continue reading

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Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero: Developing a National Narrative of Remembrance

November in the UK is about remembrance; Bonfire Night on the 5thcommemorates Guido Fawkes attempt to blow up Parliament, Remembrance day on the 11th and Remembrance Sunday commemorates Britain’s war dead. Most towns or villages have memorials to the fallen of … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 17 November 2018

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 12 November Elements of 82 Div, TF Bn, NGOSHE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State supported by CJTF Vigilantes conducted clearance operations to AGAPALUWA, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State engaged the enemy, killing 2 and … Continue reading

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 01 September 2018

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) 26 August Elements of 82 Div TF Bde conducting a fighting patrol around KUKAWA, KUKAWA LGA, BORNO State reacted to information that suspected enemy were looting KALAMARI Village 30km away. Troops responded, … Continue reading

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The British Are Coming: Britain and African Defence and Security, Post Brexit

As the British Prime Minister concludes her visit to Africa it is pertinent to analyse what  transpired in terms of UK/ African relations and the defence and security implications in light of Brexit and Africa’s needs and wants. The Visit … Continue reading

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Thai Cave Rescue: Operational Lessons and Principles

Like most of the world the author has been fascinated by the exhilarating rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach from a flooded cave complex in a mountain in Thailand. There are several key factors of the operation … Continue reading

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Geopolitics in the time of Novichok: Russian Influence Operations against Britain

The attempted murder of an exchanged Russian former agent in Wiltshire using a nerve agent particular to Russia, is one of the most dramatic recent provocations from the Russian Federation, which gives a clear indication of Russia’s Strategic intent. The … Continue reading

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