https://modmedia.blog.gov.uk/2018/05/18/defence-in-the-media-friday-18-may-2018/

Defence in the media: Friday 18 May 2018

Image Shows: The Romanian Guard Force stand in parade formation opposite Cimitirul Eroilor (The Heroes Cemetery).

Today’s Defence news includes the coverage of the reported uplift in the number of British troops in Afghanistan.

British troops in Afghanistan

There has been widespread speculation about an uplift in the number of British troops in Afghanistan. It was reported in radio and broadcast on the Today Programme, Sky news and BBC news. It was also covered in print inclduing in the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sun.

An MOD Spokesperson said:

The support the UK provides Afghanistan on security, development and governance is crucial to building a stable state and reducing the terrorist threat to the UK. We remain committed to NATO’s non-combat Resolute Support mission, in which we play an important role, and keep our contribution under constant review.