A variety of Defence related news is featured across broadcast and print outlets today, including further Government investment in HMNB Faslane, calls for women to serve in the SAS, and a look at warships of the future.
Today’s defence news touches on the situation in Afghanistan, the inquest into the death of a young air cadet and measures taken to counter ISIL online. There is also further coverage of the Chilcot Inquiry.
As well as widespread reporting on Sir John Chilcot’s statement about his inquiry into the Iraq War there have been reports about fighting in Afghanistan.
News outlets report this morning that President Assad has dismissed claims that his Russian and Iranian allies will abandon him in an attempt to secure a ceasefire deal
Today's news includes continued reporting of the Shoreham Air Show crash, the Government's position on Afghan Interpreters and ISIL's destruction of ancient monuments in Palmyra.
Today’s headlines include news that ISIL militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin and further reporting on Defence spending.
Today’s broadcast channels are dominated by continuing news of the Shoreham Air Show crash in which a Hawker Hunter jet crashed into the A27, killing seven people.
“People's choice: Image of the year" - Public Vote Launched Following on from the success of last year’s public vote, the RAF is again allowing the public to choose their favourite RAF photograph.
Dominating broadcast headlines this morning are the reported comments made by Jeremy Corbyn that, if elected party leader, he would offer a public apology for Labour’s role in taking Britain into the Iraq War.
There have been news reports arguing that the UK Government should grant asylum to Afghan staff, especially interpreters, who worked for British forces during military operations in Afghanistan.