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Stuart Crawford was a regular officer in the Royal Tank Regiment for twenty years, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1999. Crawford attended both the British and US staff colleges and undertook a Defence Fellowship at Glasgow University. He now works as a political, defence and security consultant and is a regular commentator on military and defence topics in print, broadcast and online media.

Beards in the Army

Historically speaking, having whiskers has never precluded a decent performance in combat argues Lt Col Stuart Crawford.

US built Gaza pier risks attack warns analyst

Don’t underestimate the level of resistance faced from the usual suspects argues Lt Col Stuart Crawford.

Update on the Challenger tank destroyed in Ukraine

Further details have emerged on the destruction of the UK-supplied Challenger 2 tank in Ukraine

Will Ukraine break through before the mud?

Ukraine’s counter-offensive has been ongoing for over three months now as it seeks the elusive breakthrough of the Russian defence lines.

Where have the Challengers Gone?

Challenger tanks have been in Ukraine for some months now.

All change in the Kremlin?

"Mad Vlad" is being circled by the vultures, argues Stuart Crawford.

The Red Arrows

In this submission, Stuart Crawford argues that it's best to wait first for the conclusions of the investigation into the Red Arrows before calling for blood.

Nuclear Scaremongering

Is Europe looking into the abyss of nuclear Armageddon? The short answer is probably not.

The China–Taiwan stand-off

The Chinese government’s reaction to Speaker Pelosi's visit has been like that of a baby having a tantrum.

Quality or Quantity? The Tank Conundrum

Stuart Crawford, a regular officer in the Royal Tank Regiment for twenty years, argues that if the Ukraine war has taught us anything about high-tempo conventional warfare between peer adversaries, it is that numbers matter.