UK ranked top in measurement of diplomatic and cultural clout

A report measuring economic, diplomatic and cultural clout has named the United Kingdom as the worlds top soft power.

Mental health related discharges triples in British Army

The number of British Army personnel discharged due to depression has tripled in the past 6 years, figures show. 

UK announces new Arctic strategy but are there enough resources to back it up?

Gavin Williamson has announced a new Defence Arctic Strategy, but does the British military have enough resources to back it up?

The Mangled Myths Dogging the F-35

With the RAAF’s first two operational F-35 fighters arriving in early December, long-time critics have launched a fresh wave of claims that the aircraft is a disaster.

UK most pessimistic about prospects for peace according to global poll

The UK has emerged as the most pessimistic country regarding its future peace prospects in a survey of 15 countries commissioned by the British Council and International Alert. 

Expert outlines potential form of an independent Scottish military

Stuart Crawford, who was also a British Army officer, has said the Scottish Government should focus on specialising in certain areas.

Armed Forces need 8,200 more personnel in ‘largest shortfall in many years’

A devastating new report has highlighted skill shortages in 102 critical areas across the armed forces. Commanders have reportedly had to cancel leave as a result in an effort to maintain operations. 

No change to Op Althea shoulder insignia, contrary to claims on social media

The Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) has confirmed to us that British soldiers in Bosnia have not changed their shoulder insignia, contrary to a wildly shared tweet from the 'Veterans for Britain' group. 

The Drone Threat Is Real. The Solution Is Complex.

In August, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro claimed he was the target of a drone-borne explosive assassination attempt.

A new era of British maritime power has been ushered in by HMS Queen...

The massive example of British maritime capability that is HMS Queen Elizabeth should be fully resourced in order not to waste her potential.

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