Defence policy

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan’s despair: the UK must step up | Editorial
Editorial: Britain needs to show that it cares about the lives of starving humans, not just animals

Editorial

27, Jan, 2022 @6:37 PM

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Ukraine crisis: Russia ‘not optimistic’ but will keep talking with west – as it happened
Russian president Vladimir Putin is being briefed on a US paper reaffirming support for Ukraine’s right to pursue Nato membership

Jennifer Rankin and Oliver Holmes (earlier)

27, Jan, 2022 @5:21 PM

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Boris Johnson accused of lying as emails suggest he approved Afghan dog rescue
PM called claims he intervened to help evacuation of animal charity ‘complete nonsense’

Dan Sabbagh, Heather Stewart and Emma Graham-Harrison

27, Jan, 2022 @12:00 AM

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UK and Nato allies consider US request to send more troops to eastern Europe
Reinforcements sought for Nato’s eastern flank as Russian forces mass on Ukrainian border

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

26, Jan, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Senior UK ministers head to Australia to cement defence and trade ties
Liz Truss and Ben Wallace aim to build on Aukus defence pact with Britain’s key ally

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, Jan, 2022 @7:24 PM

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MoD has wasted £13bn since Tories came to power, Labour claims
Labour publishes document highlighting failed procurement projects, overspends and other administrative errors

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

05, Jan, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Why can’t we cut all military spending? | Letter
Letter: If the human race is to survive the many threats to its future, it must learn to settle it differences without periodically slaughtering one another, writes Frank Jackson

Letters

21, Dec, 2021 @6:02 PM

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UK soldiers were put at risk testing Ajax armoured vehicle, says defence minister
Jeremy Quin admits ‘systemic failures’ after 11 troops suffered long-term effects of noise and vibration from £5.5bn vehicle

Dan Sabbagh

15, Dec, 2021 @6:54 PM

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MoD overhauls rules for investigating sexual offences in armed forces
Complaints to be dealt with outside chain of command – but military police retain right to investigate rape claims

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

02, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Labour says Johnson is breaking election promise with army reorganisation – as it happened
Latest updates: Labour says PM has broken promise not to cut size of the army after restructuring announced

Andrew Sparrow

25, Nov, 2021 @4:52 PM

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British army to get extra £8bn of kit as part of radical shake-up
Defence secretary says Future Soldier programme will reconfigure army to face next-generation threats

Caroline Davies

25, Nov, 2021 @2:31 PM

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MoD wasting billions with ‘broken’ procurement system, MPs warn
Commons spending watchdog says out of 20 projects, 13 were running late by a cumulative total of 21 years

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

03, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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