A heavyweight no more.
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A new position paper on co-operating with the EU on defence assumes a lot and suggests very little.
There’s principles, and then there’s policy.
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The way Corbyn's Labour has handled Trident and defence is perfectly in line with Labour's history since the 1960s.
HMS Vengeance, off and away.
Reports of a failed Trident missile launch have all sorts of political and security implications – but they don't necessarily spell catastrophe.
Wait … they voted to leave?!
Forecasts that Britain's withdrawal from the EU will send the world into a state of war are wildly overblown.
Yemenis have lived under the shadow of drones for years.
The US has been mounting semi-secret drone strikes in Yemen for years – and it seems the UK has been deeply involved.
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Laugh at Jeremy Corbyn all you like, but he's right: nuclear deterrence isn't a zero-sum game.
Fly the unfriendly skies.
PM wants more unmanned intervention but he should be wary of putting all his eggs in one basket.
We’re just cleaning it, promise.
The true scale of the war against IS has gone largely unremarked on – until now.
From the UK, to Canada, Australia and the states – our opinions about the military are usually wrong.
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With austerity on the agenda, the upcoming strategic reviews will be critical to deciding the future of the UK's defence force.
Is the sun setting on Britain’s military heft?
New research shows the UK's military heft depends on a thriving domestic industry to buy things from – and we may be about to cut it drastically.
Spot the heavyweight.
Pete Souza, via Wikimedia Commons.
Ed Miliband's attack on David Cameron's foreign policy seems to have hit home. But is it deserved?
Not a stellar record.
The Conservatives are livid at Ed Miliband's criticism of Cameron's foreign policy record. Perhaps it cuts too deep.
Yes, the environment can be a vote winnner.
Labour leader didn't bash Cameron as hard as predicted on Libya.
I used to rule the world…
The coalition has presided over a muddled and reactionary foreign policy, and has done little to strengthen Britain's independent voice in the world.
Britannia rule the waves – subject to spending priorities.
The Conservatives can't quite figure out how to both cut defence spending and procure new kit the UK can actually use.
Neptune’s own prongs.
Nowhere was the relief over Scotland’s decision last week to remain part of the United Kingdom more acutely felt than with those responsible for Britain’s nuclear deterrent system, Trident. The Scottish…
Ready to pounce?
On July 31, while it remained unclear exactly how directly involved in the Ukrainian crisis Russia is, the British media ominously reported that Nato had been deemed unready to fight a war with Russia…
David Cameron visits Commonwealth soldiers’ graves in Tourgeville Military Cemetery, France.
Speaking as part of a commemorative celebration of the importance of the Commonwealth in WW1, David Cameron had this to say about the participation of colonial troops from all over the empire: They fought…
Don’t believe the hawks.
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Former British Vice Admiral John McAnally entered into the Scottish constitutional debate the other day by warning of the “dire” defence implications for Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom should…