Firms bidding to award MoD contracts already work for the department they would take over
I arrived in Detroit ready to roll, ready to rock. At last I was in Henry Ford's Motor City, where he conceived the Model T, the vehicle that made modern America. Finally, I was in the place where Motown was born, where Berry Gordy built a musical dynasty: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, the Jackson 5. For me, Detroit was iconic, a symbol of America in its mid-20th-century pomp.
Soldiers should not die on exercise. There are detailed guidelines which stress the fact that nearly all heat and cold injuries can be prevented
Lance Corporal Craig Roberts’s death is confirmed as a third serviceman remains in hospital
Thousands of recruits are quitting the newly formed Afghan police and armed forces every month, raising fears over their ability to protect the emerging democracy when coalition troops leave the country in less than two years' time. For every 10 new soldiers recruited to the Afghan National Army (ANA), at least three are lost because they have been sacked, captured or killed in action, new figures have revealed. British officials admit that current "attrition rates", with more than 5,000 soldiers quitting every month, threaten the force's long-term effectiveness.
Cabinet divisions over public spending surfaced today when Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, was slapped down for opposing more cuts in his department.
The Pentagon yesterday grounded its fleet of F-35 fighter jets after discovering a cracked engine blade in one plane.
The Baltimore Raven beat the San Francisco 49ers
Yet again, when Britain is forced to choose between a special relationship with America and cultural affinity with Europe, it chooses dithering and delay instead
During the first week of the Olympics, the Americans hoarded the swimming medals. Ryan Lochte alone bagged five. Team USA's Paralympic swimming squad is just as formidable. To inspire seven-time Paralympic gold medallist Jessica Long to glory, Missy Franklin has sent her the playlist that set her on the way to four golds.
Israel's Prime Minister is playing a delicate political balancing act at home and in the US, reports Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem
A huge explosion rocked Venezuela's biggest oil refinery yesterday, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 50 others in the deadliest disaster in memory for the country's key oil industry.
Treasury is the worst-hit department as four Civil Service heads follow each other out of the door
The father of Lieutenant Andrew Robert Chesterman of the 3rd Battalion The Rifles, who died as a result of wounds sustained in enemy action while on patrol in Afghanistan, said today that his family had lost “a fine young man”.
Two fine short plays set in the shadow of the low-level nuclear threat by leading Scottish playwrights David Greig and David Harrower prove a shining gem in this year's Traverse programme.
Masked gunmen killed 16 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint along the border with Gaza and Israel, the first such attack on troops.