Government departments will have to find a further £3bn of cuts over the next three years, in a move likely to result in further job cuts and programme closures.
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Tuesday 05 March 2013
Tony Deane-Drummond was one of the architects of the modern SAS, which received the acclaim he desired for it in January 1959 after it won the battle of the Green Mountain in Oman. The A and D squadrons of his command, 22 SAS Regiment seized the 7,000ft Jebel Akhdar, stronghold of the rebels Suleiman bin Hamyar and his brother Talib, who with their wives, slaves, carpets, and other possessions operated from caves and tunnels in the craggy heights to oppose Britain's ally, the Sultan. Around 120 men surprised rebel forces of about 500 by climbing a pathless, sheer face, unnoticed. The SAS lost three men, the rebels more than 50. The mountain's capture prompted politicians to see the SAS's value as a tool of post-imperial policy, and military chiefs to appreciate its adaptability.
Friday 22 February 2013
Nato countries are considering keeping up to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, the date when foreign combat forces were due to leave the war-torn country.
Thursday 21 February 2013
Charities angry over plan to divert hundreds of millions from aid budget to Ministry of Defence
Thursday 21 February 2013
We shouldn't use money from the aid budget to subsidise military operations
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Money earmarked for foreign aid could be switched to the Ministry of Defence in an attempt to focus more resources on bringing peace and stability to warzones, David Cameron has signalled.
David Cameron pushes Tycoon contract as Indian PM airs concerns over Anglo-Italian helicopter firm AgustaWestland 'corruption'
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Allegations threaten £500m deal for AgustaWestland to transport VIPs
Monday 18 February 2013
Snatch Land Rovers were withdrawn from combat zones because they were so vulnerable
Sunday 17 February 2013
Families of soldiers who died in attacks on the British army's lightly armoured Snatch Land Rovers in Iraq will fight for compensation in the Supreme Court tomorrow.
Sunday 10 February 2013
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has refused to release footage for a major new documentary about Benjamin Britten because the composer was a pacifist and a “deserter”, an award-winning film-maker has claimed.
Saturday 09 February 2013
Alleged offences committed at base in Germany
Thursday 07 February 2013
A ship seized by Yemeni authorities last month was carrying Iranian-made weapons, including material for bombs, explosives, rockets, surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and large amounts of ammunition.
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