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Defence in the Media: Tuesday 6 February 2018

Today’s defence related news includes coverage of the defence budget.

RUSI report on defence

BBC News, BBC Radio 4 Today and The Guardian report on a RUSI report on the defence budget.

An MOD spokesperson said:

The Defence Secretary launched the Modernising Defence Programme last month to strengthen our Armed Forces in the face of intensifying threats. In a rapidly changing world, our planning must be agile to enable us to counter emerging challenges. We have been clear that we will consult widely as work gets underway and we aim to share headline conclusions by the summer.

Katrice Lee 

The Hartlepool Mail reports on the Secretary of State’s meeting with Richie Lee, the father of Katrice Lee, at the Ministry of Defence yesterday.

Image of the day

Soldiers from 1st Battalion Prince of Wales Royal Regiment take part in NATO Exercise Allied Spirit 8.