Month: February 2012

UK-France declaration on drones

At the UK-French summit in Paris today, David Cameron and President Sarkozy agree a new Declaration on security and defence.  The relevant section on drones (paragraph 16) reads:  Unmanned air systems are crucial to success in the battlefield, as the… Read More ›

Romancing the drone…

Anyone with even a passing interest in the military soon discovers the peculiar phenomenon of ‘military speak’, in which a spade can never quite be called a spade.  Bombs and bullets are called ‘ordnance consumables’, a missile strike or bombing raid… Read More ›