As a consequence of the people smuggling shipwrecks off Libya, the EU launched a military operation called Operation Sophia.
Media claims that the UK needs US permission to fire Trident missiles has forced the MoD to once more confirm UK control.
It's a common myth that the United States has control over the UK's Trident missile system, that is not the case. Here's proof.
Almost 80 percent of Russia's targets in Syria have been in areas not held by Islamic State, an analysis of Russian Defence Ministry data has shown.
While there are no plans for British involvement in a European military, the UK does take part in a wide array of European Union defence initiatives.
Though al-Qaeda has publicly disowned, and attempted to disassociate itself from Islamic State, there is little doubt that the latter is its offspring.