Of note for Defence today, comments made by the US Defence Secretary Ash Carter in relation to Britain’s defence spending, and the response to those remarks made by the UK’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, continue to be highlighted in the …
Defence in the media
Daily updates of how defence is reported in the UK media
There are further reports today about possible UK activity against ISIL, as well as widespread coverage of the death of a Royal Marine trainee and the inquest into the death of soldiers on SAS selection.
As HMS Bulwark delivers migrants to safety in Italy it's been reported that Defence Minister Philip Dunne, Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nicholas Houghton and former defence minister Andrew Robathan have been restricted from travelling to Russia.
Items of Defence interest this morning include news that HMS Bulwark arrived back in Italy this morning after rescuing hundreds of migrants this week. The migrants are said to be fleeing Libya. Yesterday the crew of HMS Bulwark helped Italy's coastguard rescue …
In defence news this morning, broadcasters cover the story that HMS Bulwark rescued hundreds of migrants from the Mediterranean.
Defence related news coverage today focuses on the Queen’s speech as well as further coverage of ISIL, including the story that jihadists have unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting pro-Government forces in western Anbar, a day after Baghdad began a …
This morning’s headlines are dominated by the Queen’s speech which is due to take place later today. There is also breaking news that FIFA officials have been arrested on corruption allegations.
Items of Defence interest included in broadcast bulletins this morning include reports of the launch by the Iraqi government to “take back” Ramadi and surrounding western Anbar province from ISIL.
Of note for Defence in the news today is the continuing coverage focusing on doubts over the Iraqi forces’ ability and willingness to fight ISIL.
Of note for defence in today’s media, there is coverage of former Chief of the General Staff Lord Dannatt’s comments, calling for UK ground troops to combat ISIL on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria.