Today's defence-related news includes coverage of the Written Ministerial Statement which gives the Ministry of Defence the ability to call up reserve military personnel, as part of wider contingency planning, and reporting on the publication of annual figures on self-harm …
Yemen There is widespread coverage, including in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times (p8), The Times (p36) and The Independent of Yemen’s ‘descent into chaos’ with claims that the country is edging closer to an all-out civil war.
Falkland Islands It is widely reported, including in The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Guardian, that Britain is to boost its defenceson the Falkland Islands following Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s statement to the House yesterday.
Falkland Islands The Sun has reported on this morning’s front page that the Defence Secretary will tell MPs that he is ordering a significant increase to the South Atlantic islands’ garrison, pre-empting his statement to the House.
Defence spending The US is confident that Britain remains a "force of its own in the World", the Defence Secretary says today amid a growing backlash over the Conservative's failure to commit 2 per cent of national income on the armed forces.
Defence Budget As part of an Institute of Fiscal Studies’ (IFS) analysis of the pre-election Budget, the Telegraph, Times and Guardian lead with the angle that in order to protect defence spending at 2 per cent of GDP, other public services including the courts, police …
News this morning is largely focused on the Chancellor’s pre-election Budget, which was announced yesterday.
British naval base in Bahrain The Independent has reported that the government will face a major legal challenge over a new Royal Navy base inBahrain following accusations that Britain sacrificed human rights in favour of trade and military deals.
Prince Harry After initial speculation several days ago, Prince Harry has confirmed that he will be leaving the army after a 10 year career in which he experienced two tours of Afghanistan.
The weekend saw lots of coverage of the Afghanistan service of commemoration, which took place on Friday. There was also continued coverage of potential cuts to Defence spending and a variety of articles covered the situation in Vanuatu this morning.
Ebola There continues to be widespread coverage of the UK military healthcare worker who returned to the UK on a military plane yesterday afternoon after being tested positive for Ebola. The Guardian, The Times (p4), The Sun (p6), The Mirror, The Express and The Star all write that Public Health England has …