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Jon, who many of you know as 'Defence Geek', is a leading member of the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) community. He is the co-host of the OSINT Bunker Podcast which is made in collaboration with the UK Defence Journal and is a Co-Founder of the Military Aviation Tracking Alliance group whose work providing news during the Kabul Airlift reached millions of people.

The Type 83 Destroyer – The MoD must get this right

Let's make sure that if the Type 83 ends up facing cuts to its numbers, we still get a decent platform out of it – no more 'fitted for but not with'.

The inevitable consequences of complacency

The support seen for Hamas on the streets of London is an alarming example of how much support there still is for terrorist groups.

Global Britain – Where are we in 2023?

The 'Global Britain' vision faces challenges from rising global tensions, necessitating urgent reassessments in naval and air power strategies to maintain its intended global influence.

Open Source Intelligence – It’s time to take it seriously

The Open Source Intelligence community warned Afghanistan would fall but were ignored. Now with Ukraine, it's time to take them seriously.

NATO’s influence has weakened – the world is not better for it

The Afghanistan and Ukraine Crisis' show that NATO's influence is rapidly dwindling, and the world is not better for it.

The War on Terror – Back to square one after 20 years?

Be under no illusion, the threat to Europe and the US is returning.

Afghanistan – What the withdrawal means for the world

Choices made in Afghanistan mean any chance of the 'War on Terror' coming to a end in the next 20 years is now gone argues DefenceGeek in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.

A ‘Global‌ ‌Britain’ must ‌be backed with global defence

If the UK wishes to pursue a 'Global Britain' policy it must back it with greater diplomatic and military presence.