1. The release on January 1 by the National Archives of the 1975 “Dismissal” Cabinet papers. Sure to be fascinating reading.

2. An invasion by a dangerous new nuclear power called “Ian” –– we presume a very respected defence publication had a Christmas brain-fade over this one:

December 21, 2005, 1:29PM:
Syria has signed a pact for the storage of Ian’s nuclear weapons and missiles – Jane’s Defense Weekly