The impact on Defence of the Chancellor’s spending announcement yesterday is carried in several outlets, while the Brecon Beacons inquest and tension in Ukraine feature again.
As part of the government’s commitment to reducing the deficit, the Chancellor announced today that Whitehall departments have found a further £3 billion savings in this financial year.
Items of Defence-related media coverage in this morning’s media include continued coverage of the Brecon Beacons inquest and articles discussing the West’s response to Russia actions in Ukraine.
In Defence-related news, Radio 4’s Today programme included an interview with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary General of NATO, who said that the West should step up support for Ukraine.
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 …
Yesterday, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon appeared on BBC Radio 4’s World at One Programme to discuss defence spending.
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.
This month the Ministry of Defence published the most detailed analysis ever of British casualties from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
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 …