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.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox will launch a crackdown on ballooning costs at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) this week as figures show projects are running £8.8 billion over budget.
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.
The number of rescue centres is to drop from 19 to eight as distress calls rise
General Sir Peter Wall is to be the next professional head of the British Army, it was announced today.
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.
The British military will have a new chief, with the current holder of the post being asked to retire early, as it faces one of the most challenging periods in its history.
Britain's top bomb disposal officer has resigned from his position after having spoke of his concern about the pressures his team faces in Afghanistan.
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Britain's armed forces will have to co-operate more closely in future with international allies such as France to provide the full range of defence capabilities, Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth said today.
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Urgent action must be taken to tackle the growing problem of troops with mental trauma, said the Shadow Defence Secretary as the Conservative Party joined the coalition campaigning for better care for the armed forces.
Growing numbers coming home from war are suffering post-traumatic disorders