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Defence in the media: 19th February 2017

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Today’s Defence media includes continued coverage of the Munich Security Conference and a report by the independent nuclear watchdog.


Reporting about the Munich Security Conference continues, with the Sunday Times carrying comments from Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, who stated that he agrees with US Defense Secretary James Mattis that Iran must remain “fully compliant” with the nuclear deal.

Sunday Telegraph and the Observer write that the US vice-president Mike Pence has stated America’s “unwavering” support of NATO, but that members should meet their pledge to spend more on defence.


The Mail on Sunday and the Sunday Express have written about a recent publication by an independent nuclear watchdog.

An MOD spokesperson said: 

The safety of the public is our priority and there is robust scrutiny of all Defence nuclear matters. In over 50 years of transporting Defence nuclear material in the UK, there has never been an incident that has posed any radiation hazard to the public or to the environment.

Royal Navy

Sunday Mirror, The Sunday Express and The Sun report that the Royal Navy has banned ‘pin-up’ photos of glamour models.

A Royal Navy Spokesperson said:

The Royal Navy makes sure that the work environment, whether ashore or at sea, is inclusive and appropriate and we’re proud to be recognised as a top 100 employer in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2017.

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