The following is a look at the defence policy outlined in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto.
With the reveal of imagery showing a new paint job for the aircraft used by the Prime Minister, many have expressed concern that the flag has been painted on backwards.
No aircraft, no escorts, no kettles. How much truth can be found in the many myths surrounding HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister HMS Prince of Wales?
The key factor that will determine the true capability of these ships is really quite simple, the level of funding put in place to fit them out appropriately.
The Ministry of Defence have spent £9 million on "fruitless payments" between 2016 and 2019, including developing unused software, paying rent on demolished properties and paying contractors to do nothing.
The British Antarctic Survey goes beyond scientific research, the presence also serves to ensure that competing claimants do not weaken the UK's position in the area.
The 1966 Defence White Paper and the 1998 Strategic Defence Review witnessed first a lapse and then the reinstatement of big deck carriers in the Royal Navy.
We have armed forces well below establishment, a cohort of youngsters stymied by Covid-19 and lack of employment opportunities and a feeling that we might all be able to do better for one another, argues Stuart Crawford in his look at the old chestnut that is the reintroduction of National Service.
The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to present very serious challenges for the security of the United Kingdom, argues Harry Basnett in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.
"We should let our soldiers, sailors and airmen/women speak and have confidence in them", argues Stuart Crawford in his look at at how the British Army and the media communicate.