Mark Urban is the Diplomatic Editor of BBC's Newsnight programme and was formerly defence correspondent for the Independent. He has covered many wars as a journalist and is probably best known for his live broadcasts under fire in Kosovo.
His memoir about the SAS in the Iraq War Task Force Black debuted at number one in the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list.
The image of 'moderate Syrian rebels' has not been helped this week by an FSA linked-group shooting at those Russian pilots on parachutes
RT @NotesFASMil: @MarkUrban01 You can only conduct ops at the speed of governance - and that line of ops is pretty fallow in both Iraq and …
UK 'Syria strategy' paper has much on means, little on ends. Support of path to elections, yes, but multi-party democracy? Unitary Syria?