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Defence news – 090407


The Ministry of Defence is (hastily) reviewing the situation about allowing members of the armed forces to sell their ‘unique’ story to the media. There has been an awful lot of negative coverage of this decision.

Here, there are two links to either side of the argument – and a thoughtful comment piece from Peter Preston, ex-editor of The Guardian, about why any of this matters.

The Guardian
The Telegraph
Preston

UPDATE:
An excellent post on the hypocrisy surrounding the condemnation of the ‘sell-out’ sailors is available courtesy of Mark Crail.

Also, the Iranians officially ‘celebrated; (and promoted) increased production at their Natanz nuclear plant. This is basically a great big up yours to the UN, the rest of the world and particularly, George W Bush.

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