Defence in the Media: 12 March 2017

Today’s defence related news includes an update on Mosul with Iraqi forces continuing to push forward in the city.


The Mail on Sunday has reported that the MOD is withdrawing the E-Bluey service.

An MOD Spokesperson said:

The welfare of our people is very important to us and we’re committed to making sure they can keep in touch with their families and friends. That is why we’re updating the service and reinvesting e-bluey funds into ways of communicating more suited to our modern Armed Forces.

Nuclear Security

The Sunday Herald claims that plans to privatise military guards at nuclear bases on the Clyde have been criticised by SNP and Labour politicians.

An MOD Spokesperson said:

We are reviewing the way we provide guarding at some sites but would never make changes that put safety and security in jeopardy.


The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Mirror and The People all report from Mosul as Iraqi forces push into the western side of the city.

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