Libyan Labyrinth Explained and the Terrifying Spectre of Iranian Naval Mastery

The Weekly Recap: it’s a monster session this week as Jonathan Dowdall kicks off with some detailed analysis of the Libya campaign, making time for us to dwell upon our favourite topic: Special Forces. Keith Mallon then cowers in fear at the prospect of the Iranian Navy deploying a ship off the coast of the United States. But this is merely preamble to the serious stuff. In his valedictory recap as Defence IQ Editor, Robert Densmore explores violence in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting upon the nature of Western reporting of bloody conflicts. It’s not cheerful stuff, but as ever, he’s exploring the issue through the lens of high-strategy, leading to some interesting conclusions.