Contributor: David Benest
David Benest , Director ,the Defence Leadership and Management Centre
David Benest has undertaken numerous tours of duty in Northern Ireland and served with 2 PARA during the Falklands war. He has completed three tours of duty in MoD with responsibility for operational requirements (OR) for counter terrorism.
He was appointed as director defence studies (army) and was deputy director of the Defence Leadership and Management Centre within the Defence Academy. In 2005 he was appointed director of security studies and resilience within the Defence College of Management and Technology and served as a British counterinsurgency adviser in Afghanistan in 2008.
Why is an argument still needed for the provision of helicopters to UK forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan? As the number of dead rises, defence procurement expert and military...