The Caracal battalion, two-thirds of whose members are women, was established in 2004.
The IDF wants to encourage more women to enlist, but it also wants to encourage Orthodox men, who avoid contact with the opposite sex. How will it manage the conflict?
The guided missile destroyer USS Barry deploys to sea from Naval Station Norfolk ahead of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Politicians are still debating whether climate change is real, but military planners call it a serious threat. A retired rear admiral explains how climate change affects U.S. national security.
Equality is coming to the British Armed Forces, whether it's wanted or not.
US Army First Lieutenant Kirsten Griest (centre) and fellow soldiers in combat training, 2015.
Women are more than capable in frontline combat – so why do we still keep believing these myths?
The Iraqi army has not been on point.
Why the Iraqi army keeps losing ground to Islamic State, despite significantly outnumbering its forces.
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.
Labour’s defence policy might sound good, but it’s mainly empty rhetoric.
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On defence, the Labour manifesto is full of fine words, but lacking in substance.
Built in France for Russia – the Mistral class warship.
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When it comes to politics, there is a generally held belief that when it is working, it is boring. Europe’s foreign policy politics routinely breaks this axiom because while it can rarely said to be working…
A bit of ‘territorial support’ from the thin blue line.
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Over the past ten years, 519 people have died after contact with the police, either in custody (the great majority) or during a pursuit or another road traffic incident. Some 23 people have been shot by…