Today's defence-related news includes RAF Typhoon intercepting Russian aircraft over international airspace and an RAF strike update. RAF intercepts Russian bombers The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, The Sun, Mailonline and other outlets report that RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon aircraft scrambled from …
A range of defence stories appear in the news this morning, including reports a UK-based former senior officer in the Pakistan army is accused of selling the secret location of Osama bin Laden to the CIA.
Of note in today’s broadcast headlines is the news that the United Nations has said nearly 25,000 people are understood to have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi, as Shia militias reportedly gather near the capital of Anbar Province.
This morning the BBC's Today Programme features a report on allegations about sexual harassment in Armed Forces. Here's our position on the key issues.
It was a great honour to be asked by the Prime Minister to accept again the role of Defence Secretary. Continuity is important, but make no mistake: this is a new Government, elected with a clear mandate to implement the Conservative manifesto.
Among widespread reporting on Defence matters this weekend there was particular focus on EU Migration, the UK Government’s response to the Nepal earthquake and newspaper reports about nuclear safety and security in the Royal Navy.
Of note for Defence this morning is the news that, according to Nepal’s defence secretary, a rescue team has found three bodies near the crashed US Marine helicopter, which went missing on Tuesday in the country while delivering aid.
Today's newspapers are dominated by the publication of Prince Charles's letters to government ministers in the mid-2000s, after what the media describes as a long secrecy battle.
Today HMS Bulwark rescued over 400 migrants in the Mediterranean. The Royal Navy flagship was alerted to four craft in potential distress approximately 40 miles off the coast of Libya.
HMS Bulwark is this morning conducting its largest tasking to date as part of the coordinated response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.
Today’s broadcast news continues to focus on newly appointed Cabinet ministers. Elsewhere news has broken that Nepal has been hit by another earthquake of 7.4 magnitude broke this morning.