It was a war in which the UK mission in Basra came "close to failure" and which left Britain's military reputation and confidence "damaged". Those are the words of retired Brigadier Ben Barry (Retd) who carried out the British army's own internal report on the lessons learnt.Just as the remaining British forces withdrew to Basra airbase, the US was doing the opposite and expanding its mission to defeat the insurgency. Ben Barry concludes "there is good evidence that US forces in Iraq changed and adapted faster than the British".
Date: Jul 04, 2016
'The Sophie Effect': how Canada's first lady is helping the local fashion industry blossom
eak through, many Canadian fashion designers are enjoying the hard-to-get exposure Grgoire Trudeau is giving them. Dr. Ben Barry, an associate professor at Ryerson Universitys School of Fashion, said that Grgoire Trudeaus support is enormously important to a designers brand recognition.
Date: May 27, 2016
Facebook's Vanilla New Logo Is About Business, Not Design
ty for awhile now to make sure it stays consistent across all of the companys sub-products. In 2012 and 2013 in particular, designer Ben Barry imposed a set of guidelines onto Facebooks visual identity to make sure the same favicon could workacross many products and devices.
Date: Jul 01, 2015
US, Coalition Partners Looking at Post-IS Strategy in Iraq
This worries Ben Barry, senior fellow for land warfare at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. There is little that Ive seen being done by the Iraq government to significantly help change this balance which as Ive said is really the center of gravity of the conflict in Ira
"The simplest explanation of the images of the various perforated pieces of the aircraft is attack by a large anti-aircraft warhead," said Ben Barry, a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Facebook staffers are welcome to stop by and play in Ben Barry's Analog Research Laboratory, a large, sunlit studio with laser cutters, woodworking tools, a letter press machine and silk screening supplies.
Date: Apr 01, 2013
Search for a Syria strategy focuses on stiffening fragmented opposition
fractured Syrian opposition to close ranks are likely to take precedence over any clandestine activity, not least because an EU arms embargo bans any weapons supplies. Ben Barry, an IISS military expert, said any assessment of the FSA would conclude that its most urgent need was for secure communications.
Date: Feb 07, 2012
Nato lacks firepower to ensure collapse of Gaddafi regime, experts claim
third of the number of aircraft.
Deploying small teams of air controllers or special forces onto the ground
could allow air attacks to better coordinated with the rebel forces and thus
more effective." said Ben Barry, land warfare fellow at the
International Institute of Strategic Studies.