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Howard Leedham

Howard Leedham MBE is a former Royal Navy Commander and British Special Forces Officer. Twitter: @howardleedham

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Why the US Electoral College system is problematic

In a little under two months, the US will once again put to the test an archaic electoral anomaly that has failed its democracy five times in its history and twice so far this century: The Electoral College.

September 12, 2020

Iranians need to seek change, not revenge in 2020s

In the wake of Qassem Soleimani’s death this month, the world breathed a sigh of relief that there were no casualties inflicted by Iran’s retaliatory missile attacks on the Iraqi military bases at Ain Al-Assad and Irbil, which house hundreds of US Army personnel.

January 15, 2020

Squaring the Iranians' Hormuz circle

In response to Iran’s seizure of the UK flagged merchant vessel Stena Bulk, the Royal Navy deployed a destroyer, HMS Duncan, to the Arabian Gulf to protect UK-flagged ships against further boarding by the Iranian military. The world breathed a sigh of relief, but should it?

August 06, 2019

What Daesh fears — the tip of the spear

In the recent American TV documentary “The Vietnam War,” there was a haunting quote by an eloquent and intelligent woman who had survived the ordeal being a “South Vietnamese boat person.” 

November 25, 2017