Through reinterpreting the constitution and bidding to build Australia’s submarines, Shinzo Abe is leading Japan towards a more assertive strategic posture.
If construction of its submarines in Australia proceeds, it will be Japan’s first postwar export of a major combat weapons system.
A new study has found returned service people who underwent mindfulness-based therapies had a sharper short-term decline in PTSD symptoms than those undergoing other conventional therapies.
Fly the unfriendly skies.
PM wants more unmanned intervention but he should be wary of putting all his eggs in one basket.
Boxing clever? Osborne delivers.
Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
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.
Cuts are not quite as advertised.
Conservative targets for 1% annual savings in the next two years will actually feel like more than 5% for a swathe of government departments.
Should Australia seek a ballistic missile defence capability, like that of the United States?
US Department of Defense
Ultimately, the argument for Australia to acquire ballistic missile defence does not stack up.
Anyone teaching encryption without first getting clearance from the government could soon be wearing these.
The government's Defence Trade Controls Act effectively makes teaching encryption a criminal act and considers even a simple calculator as a potential weapon.
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.
You’re right to look sceptical – a Brexit will be difficult at best, impossible at worst.
UKIP's whole manifesto rests on the premise that the UK will leave the EU.
The naming of the HMS Queen Elizabeth in November 2014. But how much does the UK spend on defence?
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Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood has questioned whether the UK should spent 6% of its budget on defence. Has she got her numbers right?
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.
It’s possible to believe a little too much in Britain.
Overseas aid plays a huge role in defence, which makes cutting it a dangerous mistake.
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.
The Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard. The Scottish National Party want the weapons system to be scrapped.
Nicola Sturgeon has set out her Scottish National Party's opposition to renewing Britain's nuclear deterrent. Will it cost that much?
When Raymond Odierno has beef, it’s best to listen.
The head of the US army isn't keen for a key ally to opt out of its commitments.
The government’s political play on submarines could backfire.
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Days after announcing Australia’s largest ever defence contract will be awarded via a “competitive evaluation process”, the government is still scrambling for a sensible definition of what such a process…
Seriously, don’t drop that.
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The world’s largest non-nuclear bomb, and easily the most powerful “earthquake bomb” ever built, has now been tested and can be delivered by the B-2 stealth bomber. While the Massive Ordnance Penetrator…
Of all the questions that have emerged about the future make-up of Australia’s new submarine fleet, one has been conspicuous by its absence: do we actually need them in the first place? No doubt strategic…