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    1. February 26, 2015

      Fight or flight will be the UK’s choice on defence

      Britain is heading for a general election whose outcome is unpredictable. What is not in doubt, however, is that whichever...

    2. February 26, 2015

      Nato spending promises largely ignored

      Only two of Nato’s six biggest defence spenders — the US and France — will fulfil a pledge to protect military budgets made...

    1. February 26, 2015

      Arms companies charged taxpayers for croquet and magicians

      Arms companies have fraudulently charged the taxpayer for croquet lessons, horseracing trips, speeding tickets and...

    2. February 20, 2015

      MoD moves ahead on key frigate programme

      The Ministry of Defence is to spend £859m on initial parts for a new fleet of high-tech frigates for the Royal Navy, but...

    3. February 19, 2015

      General election will decide future of the British state

      The general election on May 7 2015 is an important moment in British history. Great doubt exists over the configuration of...

    4. February 17, 2015

      ‘Victory’ and ‘defeat’ things of past, says top UK general

      There will be no clear victories and no clear defeats in the wars of the future, the head of the British army has warned,...

    5. February 11, 2015

      UK warned on reduced military capability

      The UK’s military combat capability has been reduced by up to 30 per cent while Russia and China have been rapidly...

    6. January 21, 2015

      British army faces further cuts, former minister says

      The British army is facing further big cuts to troop numbers, according to a former defence minister who said Whitehall was...

    7. January 15, 2015

      White House home truths for David Cameron

      Forget Europe. Britain can always play Greece to America’s Rome. The notion that a special relationship with Washington is a...

    8. January 13, 2015

      Mounting military equipment costs put UK troop numbers in peril

      The rising costs of huge new military equipment programmes such as the replacement of Britain’s nuclear deterrent mean the...

    9. December 28, 2014

      Focus on underwater warfare calls Nimrod scrapping into question

      The sight of diggers tearing apart a multibillion-pound fleet of maritime patrol aircraft at an airfield near Manchester in...

    10. December 28, 2014

      Fears Nimrod axe endangers UK nuclear deterrent

      The decision to axe Britain’s fleet of maritime patrol aircraft has raised fears that the country’s nuclear deterrent is at...

    11. December 21, 2014

      Law firms take flak after Al-Sweady army torture inquiry

      They are law firms best known for bringing human rights cases against the government in the British courts, with one even...

    12. December 17, 2014

      Era of ships, aeroplanes and troops waning, says UK defence chief

      The age of ships, aeroplanes, tanks and troops as a measure of military might is waning because of big data,...

    13. December 6, 2014

      Bahrain naval base will give UK stronger Gulf presence

      The rising threat from extremist group Isis, a deteriorating civil war in Syria, and the possibility of a nuclear Iran are...

    14. November 20, 2014

      Babcock profits rise as outsourcer fortifies position in defence

      Babcock International has reinforced its position at the heart of Britain’s defence establishment with a series of contract...

    15. November 13, 2014

      UK military struggles to swell ranks of reserves

      Britain’s plans to swell the ranks of its volunteer soldiers amid cuts to the numbers of full-time personnel are still...

    16. November 11, 2014

      Banks look to armed forces for new recruits

      From the forces to financial services is a well-trodden path. However, over the past few years, banks such as JPMorgan,...

    17. November 5, 2014

      Cuts will hit UK military capability, service chiefs warn MPs

      Britain’s military chiefs have warned that the next government will be unable to cut the defence budget without wide-ranging...

    18. October 28, 2014

      Britain gives F-35 jets deal permission to take off

      Britain has agreed the purchase of the first four of its F35s, the fighter jets designed to fly on new aircraft carriers by...

    19. October 20, 2014

      Airports sue RAF Northolt over expansion into commercial flights

      Two UK business jet airports are suing RAF Northolt after the military airport expanded into civilian flights to raise cash...

    20. October 19, 2014

      MoD to sell equipment repair and maintenance unit

      Britain’s Ministry of Defence is expected to sell its equipment repair and maintenance arm next month as it presses ahead...

    21. October 5, 2014

      UK defence spending set for tough decisions

      For Britain’s military chiefs, what the defence minister gave at last week’s Conservative party conference, the prime...

    22. October 1, 2014

      Michael Fallon warns prime minister not to cut UK defence budget

      Michael Fallon has warned the prime minister and chancellor not to cut the defence budget after the next election. The...

    23. October 1, 2014

      Fallon warns against further defence cuts

      Citing threats from Islamic extremism and Russia, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned the prime minister and...

    24. September 8, 2014

      Defence spending hit the hardest

      Spending on defence fell faster than any other area of government between 2011 and 2013, and expenditure on research and...

    25. September 5, 2014

      Second UK aircraft carrier is given the nod

      David Cameron has decided to put into service a second Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, a vessel he had...

    26. September 2, 2014

      British Army to get armour boost

      David Cameron is to announce an order of nearly 600 new infantry vehicles for the British army this week at the Nato summit...

    27. September 1, 2014

      Division and crisis risk sapping the west’s power

      The people who prepare President Barack Obama’s national security briefing must be wondering what to put at the top of the...

    28. August 26, 2014

      Black hole looms in UK defence, study says

      A new black hole will open up in Britain’s military budget after 2015, according to independent research commissioned by the...

    29. August 20, 2014

      PM urged to protect defence spending

      David Cameron should guarantee to increase spending on the armed forces in line with inflation for the full five years of...

    30. August 18, 2014

      Cameron’s shifting policy on Iraq

      In his four years as prime minister, David Cameron has been quick to urge Britain to take a stand when international crises...

    31. August 7, 2014

      Military spending cutbacks hit Cobham

      Cobham’s chief executive insisted he was confident the UK-based defence company would return to growth in 2015, despite weak...

    32. August 1, 2014

      David Cameron urges Nato to deter Russian aggression

      David Cameron has urged fellow Nato leaders to back measures to defend the alliance and deter a possible Russian attack,...

    33. July 14, 2014

      Britain needs a defence strategy

      In his four years in Downing Street, David Cameron has shown that he is willing to use military force in a crisis. In 2011,...

    34. July 14, 2014

      Cameron announces £1.1bn spending boost for military

      David Cameron is to announce on Monday that the government will invest an additional £800m in boosting the military’s...

    35. July 8, 2014

      Yes vote will end Scottish shipbuilding, union bosses say

      The shipbuilding industry in Scotland will die if the country becomes independent, according to union bosses, who say...

    36. July 3, 2014

      UK plans for stealth fighter fly-past grounded by engine fire

      Defence chiefs have scrapped plans for a fly-past by Britain’s new F-35 stealth fighter at the naming of the Royal Navy’s...

    37. July 2, 2014

      Royal Navy carriers sail into uncharted waters

      On Friday, amid great pomp, the Queen will smash a bottle of Islay malt whisky against the hull of the first of the Royal...

    38. July 2, 2014

      Naming of UK Royal Navy flagship comes as Scottish poll looms

      The naming of the Royal Navy’s new flagship, the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, could not have come at a more...

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