‘For a young officer unaccustomed to the crack of rounds hissing around me, the ill-trained jihadis in black masks seemed straight out of central casting. It took years for me to realise how insignificant such events really were’

‘The Baltic democracies accomplished what their allies to the West still have not: they hardened their societies without undermining their democratic institutions’

Actually — assassinating Soleimani was the right thing to do

Civilians talk of “military efficiency”. We soldiers know better

The West spends too much money on weapons and too little time on promoting its real strength: ideas