Britain's Iraq Inquiry – an initial military assessment

The long-awaited results of a seven-year inquiry into the UK's role in the Iraq War of 2003 have finally been published. Here, Ben Barry recalls his own experiences of assessing the British Army's efforts to stabilise the country after the conflict and how he came to similarly uncomfortable conclusions about the UK's failure to achieve its strategic objectives.


North Korea’s Musudan missile effort advances

North Korea's first successful test of its Musudan missile has aroused fears that it could be used to strike targets throughout the region, including the US island territory of Guam.