The UK Can’t Stay ‘Mum’ Over Russian Bombing of Special Forces Base in Syria

By Abigail Watson This article was originally published on Defence Report on 3 August 2016. Russia’s recent bombing of a Syrian base used by UK and US Special Forces exposes the flaws with the UK’s blanket “no comment” approach. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has recently revealed that, in June, a Russian aircraft targeted a […]

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FROM THE GREAT WAR TO DRONE WARS: THE IMPERATIVE TO RECORD CASUALTIES

The centenary of the First World War also marks the anniversary of the practice of recording and naming casualties of war. But a century on, new forms of ‘shadow warfare’ limit the ability to record casualties of conflict and thus threaten to allow states a free hand to employ dangerous new tactics without threat of individual or international accountability.

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