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Defence in the media: Saturday 19 May 2018

Today’s Defence news includes continued coverage of the reported uplift in the number of British troops in Afghanistan and a speech given by Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Marshal Philip Osborn.

British troops in Afghanistan

There is continued widespread speculation about the uplift in the number of British troops in Afghanistan. The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror, The Scotsman, Daily Express, Press & Journal, The Sun and The Herald all report on the speculation.

An MOD Spokesperson said:

The support of 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.

Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Marshal Philip Osborn RUSI speech

Air Marshal, Philip Osborn, who serves as Chief of Defence Intelligence gave a speech at RUSI on the changing nature of modern warfare. The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Daily Record, Press & Journal & The Herald all report on Philip Osborn’s speech.

 

Image of the day

Corporal of the Horse and Master Tailor Adam Blackmore-Heal makes adjustments to a uniform in preparation for the Royal wedding.