Liam Fox

Gurkhas to get lower payoffs in Army cuts

One officer facing compulsory redundancy said: 'I have given my whole life to the Army. I feel helpless. There is no morale in the brigade, it is very, very bad'

Liam Fox apologises over cleared pilots

Defence Secretary Liam Fox apologised today to the families of the pilots in the Mull of Kintyre helicopter crash after a new report cleared them of an earlier finding of negligence.

MoD loses track of £6bn worth of equipment

The Ministry of Defence has been urged by MPs to get a grip of stock control problems which have left it unable to account for billions of pounds-worth of military equipment.

Extra help for troops to mask U-turn on covenant

Ministers across the Government have been ordered to find extra resources for armed forces personnel and veterans in an attempt to mask a U-turn on David Cameron's pledge to enshrine the Military Covenant in law.

Fox defends decision to axe Nimrod

Government ministers and military chiefs today defended the decision to scrap the RAF's Nimrod surveillance planes, after a group of retired senior officers warned it would leave a "massive gap" in Britain's security.

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Cuts will leave Britain's military stronger, says Fox

Britain's military will have to accept cuts imposed "ruthlessly and without sentiment" in the current harsh economic climate, Liam Fox warned yesterday in a keynote speech on Strategic Defence Review. However, the Defence Secretary insisted that the result of the radical overhaul would leave the UK's security stronger, with a "clean break" from Cold War-legacy thinking, and also prepare the forces for an exit strategy from the war in Afghanistan.