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 …
Ebola There is widespread coverage that a female Army medic has tested positive for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. Public Health England, the Department of Health, the Ministry of Defence and NHS England can confirm that the UK military …
Defence spending The future of the UK’s defence spending continues to generate news coverage today. The Financial Times has splashed on a story, followed by The Daily Mail, claiming that Downing St has asked Oliver Letwin, head of policy at No 10, to investigate …
Defence spending Discussion around the level of defence spending over the next Parliament continues to attract media coverage.
Defence spending Discussion around the level of defence spending over the next Parliament continued to attract media coverage over the weekend and into the start of this week.
Defence Spending The Times splashes this morning on a Whitehall source’s comments, which suggest that the Treasury is preparing to freeze defence spending after the election, and this, the paper reports, is fuelling a growing Tory rebellion over the UK's military budget.
Defence spending Speculation over defence spending remains a prominent story, today taking a new angle.
Defence spending Speculation continues over UK defence spending. The Times writes that, according to new analysis by the UK National Defence Association, a failure to spend at least 2% of GDP on defence will “short-change” the military by up to £6 billion a year.
Air near miss The Daily Mirror and other regional media outlets have offered stories relating to an Air Proximity report from last year and much of the commentary has been sensationalised.
Op Honours There has been widespread continued coverage of the awards given to service men and women in last week’s Operational Honours list.
Defence Spending A bill which aims to enshrine in law a coalition pledge to spend 0.7 per cent of the gross domestic product on aid is to be debated in the House of Lords