24 May 05. Strategic Survey 2004/5: Publication. The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) launched the latest Strategic Survey, an annual evaluation and forecast of world affairs prepared by the Institute. As is customary, the Director of the IISS presented highlights and some of the main arguments of the Survey. Comment: A copy of the Director’s remarks is available to DNA subscribers, on request. Orders for the Survey should be addressed to the new publishers, Routledge, either by telephone (01264-343071) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). ‘Strategic Survey 2004/5’ (ISBN: 0 415 37394 8) costs £64:00 plus £3:20 to cover postage & packing. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 05/21, 30 May 05)
26 May 05. THE MOST COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE SAS. Compiled from official reports, interviews with veterans, and the regiment’s traditional communication with outsiders, conversations in the pub, Will Fowler has produced the most complete history of this elite and elusive unit. From its founding in North Africa in 1942 to the infamous events of Bravo Two Zero and the Iranian Embassy that brought them into the glaring public spotlight, this chronological account of SAS operations concludes with the War against Terror in Afghanistan and the hunt for Saddam during Gulf War II. SAS Behind Enemy Lines includes explanations of SAS operational procedures, weapons and equipment, as well as details of the Australian, New Zealand and Rhodesian SAS.