The Defence secretary Philip Hammond is under Opposition fire for wasting tens of millions of pounds on the failed semi-privatisation of a weapons-buying agency only to “adopt” Labour’s proposed reforms from 2011.
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Carrier jets chaos: MoD attacked over 'flawed' decision to switch to new Royal Navy fighter aircraft
Tuesday 05 February 2013
The Ministry of Defence was strongly criticised by MPs today over the “flawed” decision to switch fighter aircraft for the Royal Navy's new carriers.
Monday 04 February 2013
The Baltimore Raven beat the San Francisco 49ers
Thursday 31 January 2013
Government plans for Armed Forces spending appeared to be in disarray today after the Defence Secretary was unable to confirm David Cameron's apparent commitment to above-inflation budget rises.
Monday 21 January 2013
"We heard this posh voice come over the radio and knew it was Big H"
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Attorney General Dominic Grieve said today it would be “inappropriate” for him to review the decision to prosecute an SAS sergeant for illegal possession of a weapon.
Friday 09 November 2012
A new report by the Center for a New American Security warns that the Obama administration will "face an array of hard choices" involving veterans and the military community as it tries to tackle issues ranging from military suicide to veterans disability claims during the president's second term.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
The president of the Royal British Legion has become the first high-profile casualty of allegations about former commanders offering to lobby for lucrative defence contracts on behalf of arms companies.
Sunday 14 October 2012
The Ministry of Defence last night launched an investigation into allegations that a series of former military chiefs had offered to lobby ministers and Whitehall officials for undercover reporters posing as arms manufacturers.
Thursday 04 October 2012
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
Thursday 30 August 2012
You do sometimes wonder about the posthumous contributors to Who Do You Think You Are?, those sepia figures, so stiffly putting their best face forward, who peer out of dog-eared family photographs as their character and deeds are described on air.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
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.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Israel's Prime Minister is playing a delicate political balancing act at home and in the US, reports Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem
Sunday 26 August 2012
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.
Saturday 25 August 2012
In the gym at Tedworth House, a young soldier with severe internal injuries, sustained after being shot in the abdomen in Afghanistan, takes his first steps back to fitness.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
South African President Jacob Zuma traveled today to a mine where police killed 34 strikers and wounded another 78, causing outrage and eroding support for the party that has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid.
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