“The plain fact it is adapting…the last time we had a military strategy was in 1967, and this year we will have a new one.”
Posts Tagged: NATO
“Does he know of any policy decision by any ally which has so undermined our security partnership and empowered our enemies?” “No…”
The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference sketch: Wallace declares that he is not setting out to be a popular Defence Secretary
The Defence Secretary confirmed that he has scrapped the zero-tolerance approach to drug-taking in the armed forces, and commanding officers now have discretion.
Geoffrey van Orden: Why Conservative MEPs voted for von der Leyen, an advocate of an EU army, for Commission President
The alternatives were worse – and her record in overseeing the Bundeswehr suggests that the misguided project would be doomed on her watch.
The UK – US relationship will roll on, despite his insults to our Ambassdor. To suggest otherwise is leadership election positioning, not real politics.
It must necessarily have a worldview. The question is whether or not this has caught up with the Brexit vote.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
WATCH: May – “We will preserve the alliance that is the bedrock of our shared prosperity and security“
The Prime Minister hailed the transatlantic alliance in her statement alongside Trump.
Chris Penney: A lesson from D-Day – 75 years on. It was textbook exercise in how to succeed against the odds.
In the week leading up to June 6, it’s worth remembering how division and disagreement were overcome.
Richard Kemp and Lee Rotherham: The backstop’s not the only danger in May’s deal. Its defence plans will undermine NATO.
The UK will then, by negligence, have contributed to a catastrophic defence rift between the continents of Europe and North America.
Stephen Booth: There are reasons to be sceptical about the Brexit deal. But its security provisions aren’t one of them.
At the root of concerns seems to be a fear about what might happen, rather than what the Withdrawal Agreement actually says.
“Because you have the right to have a Defense Secretary whose views are better aligned with yours…I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”
Perhaps the Prime Minister will secure Parliament’s approval. But if she does not, the Conservative Party must choose a direction quickly.
Andrew Mitchell: If Trump’s America can hold the Saudis to account for their actions in Yemen, then so can we
At present, with the public support of their UK allies, there are few consequences for the Saudi-Emirati-led Coalition when they bomb children.