Many Pacific islanders would likely not feel exploited serving in a foreign army; they would see it as an honourable duty that comes with economic benefits to improve their lives.
Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces is a newly established volunteer branch of the armed forces.
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Zelensky’s call for foreign volunteers to help Ukraine is the latest chapter in a long history of volunteer forces.
New research suggests the partners of UK military personnel may experience greater levels of depression and binge-drinking compared to women in the general population.
The army’s latest recruitment campaign was mocked for its political correctness.
In a world that is unrecognisable to that of 1914, should the British army be relying on recruitment tactics that are a century old?
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The British nuclear weapon tests on Kiritimati (or Christmas) Island had profound and lasting cultural consequences for both atomic veterans and local islanders.
Harmful drinking in the armed forces is double that of the general population.
“Millennial snowflakes” are derided as weak and sensitive but this nastiness is patently false and actively harms progress on tackling mental health.
The last British troops leave Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan in October 2014.
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A committee of MPs has lambasted a government scheme designed to protect Afghan civilians who worked for the British.
Soldiers can now be more than just the best to join the British Army.
The Queen inspects the Ulster Defence Regiment in 1977.
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In the 1970s, the British army struggled to contain the subversive activities of members linked to paramilitary organisation.
Posed by model.
The lack of openness and discussion about sexual assault and harassment within the Armed Forces is damaging UK soldiers and its military.
Army bomb disposal and search specialists after returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
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When they think of military veterans most people picture men. We need to know more about the women who serve.
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British armed forces have to adapt to a changing threat. Small, highly-trained units will be a key part of that.
Worried that a shortage of language speakers could be a security risk, the army now gives soldiers cash incentives to learn them.
General Sir Richard Shirreff when serving as commander of the British forces in Kosovo in 2000.
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We should welcome the latest intervention from General Sir Richard Shirreff – he knows what he is talking about.
Britain’s nuclear deterrent is attached to four Vanguard-class submarines.
Splits over Trident can create stalemate between the UK’s forces, but the public needs to debate renewing the deterrent before time runs out.
No longer just about soldiering on.
Despite prolonged combat missions and a bigger than expected death toll in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers are a resilient bunch when it comes to mental health – and especially those in elite…
Mobile coffins: dozens of British service personnel have been killed in the army’s Snatch Landrovers.
The recent Supreme Court decision to allow families of British personnel killed in Iraq to sue the government for negligence set up a barrage of cries about the judgment making it impossible for our armed…