The conventional war on the Central European landmass unfolding before us is a massive international event – comparable in security terms to a 9/11.
The ONS published data in March showing that they face the highest risk of death from Covid-19, more than any other occupation.
General Sir Nick Carter says: “I think it’s a very challenging question. It slightly depends on how Afghanistan turns out.”
Our introduction to: what each Bill is, the politics of it, who’s responsible, arguments for and against – and a controversy rating out of ten.
It can become the best again, but only if the land forces element is revisited in the Government’s proposal.
The former Veterans Minister discusses support for veterans, his frustrations with politics, Cummings, extremism in the Armed Forces and more.
“I have fought and bled alongside them…and I have a duty to stand alongside them.”
Even if a large conventional military suited Britain’s needs, the public is not prepared to pay for one.
Starmer attacked Johnson for promising not to cut the size of the Army, yet now doing exactly that.
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.
The impulse of Brexit is to prove Britain’s openness by striking out, but this tilt increases our security dependence on Europe.
And if that projection is to be effective, we will need to invest in our operating bases – and not just at traditional sites.
Reports that the former brought pressure to bear on ITV are alarming. Can we look forward to a new series – Britain’s Got Feudalism?
The delay to the review, historic increases to defence spending and rumoured cuts to troop numbers paint a picture of an organisation in flux.
The Union needs a cultural case to walk in step with the material one – Project Love, not Project Fear. Which means looking to the future.