Defence in the media – Friday 1 July 2016 Today's news items of interest for Defence include reports marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and confirmation that the UK will extend its training mission in support …
Today’s media summary covers the death of the Taliban’s leader in a US airstrike, MOD contracts and training, and an Army compensation claim.
There's more reporting today on the Afghan military’s battle against the Taliban in Sangin, Helmand Province. Broadcasters are also reporting that the Army is preparing to help in flood-affected parts of Cumbria today as storms are expected to bring more flooding to the …
The Sunday Telegraph leads with a story which says that taxpayers are facing a bill of almost £150 million to defend British soldiers who are being sued by enemy fighters for breaching their “human rights”.
Broadcasters today are prominently highlighting the news that a convoy of UK military vehicles has been attacked while on patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Among the broadcast bulletins this morning, BBC Breakfast carried an interview with the Defence Secretary where he discussed Russian military action in Syria. He said that Russian intervention had made a difficult situation more dangerous, and added that NATO ministers, …
Of note for Defence today, broadcast outlets including the BBC are reporting this morning that the US and Russia’s foreign ministers have agreed to hold detailed talks over co-ordination and deconfliction of missions over Syria.
Prominent in the media this morning are reports that four British jihadis are to face global travel bans and asset freezes and the apparent disagreement between President Obama and Vladimir Putin over preferred approaches to the conflict in Syria.
Included in today’s broadcast news is reporting that Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will meet his American counterpart in London for the latest round of talks on defeating ISIL.
Included amongst this morning’s broadcast bulletins and of interest to Defence is the Sky News report that ISIL are now focussing on urging British recruits to carry out “lone wolf” attacks in the UK