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Defence in the media

About this blog

This blog is designed to update those with an interest in defence with recent media articles and the official Ministry of Defence position on the topic. The blog also contains rebuttal to inaccurate reporting which aims to provide clarity and factual correction from an official source.

The blog also hosts longer comment from our Ministers on specific issues, these are written in by the Ministers and are their own views.

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No advertising or promotion is allowed except where it is for an event, publication or similar item that has direct relevance to the subject of discussion. Information about locating and sharing knowledge and expertise is welcomed, but within the specific discussion provided.

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