Defence policy

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Priti Patel pressed to explain award of spy agencies contract to Amazon
US firm Amazon Web Services to host classified material for GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, raising sovereignty concerns

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

27, Oct, 2021 @7:23 AM

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Nato was a political failure in Afghanistan, says defence secretary
Ben Wallace says west’s ‘resolve was found wanting’ but Taliban did not inflict military defeat

Damien Gayle

26, Oct, 2021 @5:52 PM

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Meggitt says US takeover will go ahead despite UK government intervention
British defence supplier says Parker-Hannifin deal will complete next year despite referral to CMA

Julia Kollewe

19, Oct, 2021 @7:02 AM

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Boris Johnson picks navy chief as head of British armed forces
Adm Sir Tony Radakin is first chosen from navy in 20 years and reflects switch of focus to Indo-Pacific region

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

07, Oct, 2021 @10:10 AM

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James Bond's mission stays the same: letting Britain think it's still a superpower | Dan Sabbagh
In the real version of the United Kingdom, 007 might be queuing for petrol in his gleaming Aston Martin, says Dan Sabbagh, the Guardian’s defence and security editor

Dan Sabbagh

29, Sep, 2021 @3:17 PM

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France cool on efforts by Australia to repair Aukus rift damage
Élysée says future talks must have substance after Canberra’s decision to cancel submarine contract

Kim Willsher in Paris

29, Sep, 2021 @10:29 AM

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Experts say China’s low-level cyberwar is becoming severe threat
Activity more overt and reckless despite US, British and other political efforts to bring it to a halt

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

23, Sep, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Aukus deal ‘ties UK into Indo-Pacific and sends message to China’
Key purpose of defence agreement is signal it gives to Beijing, Australia’s former defence minister tells MPs

Dan Sabbagh

21, Sep, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Examining Aukus alliance through the lens of history | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the new pact between the UK, Australia and the US, and its implications


20, Sep, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Boris Johnson’s military alliance in the Pacific is reckless post-imperial nostalgia | Simon Jenkins
The Aukus deal has enraged China and humiliated France, when British diplomacy should be concentrated on Europe, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

20, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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UK-France defence summit cancelled in Aukus row
Paris furious at scrapping of Australian submarine contract and new three-way technology pact

Dan Sabbagh, Julian Borger and Heather Stewart

19, Sep, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Making waves in the Pacific: how Boris Johnson’s Global Britain went rogue
Defence pact with Australia and the US increases chance of confrontation with China and spurs nuclear proliferation

Simon Tisdall

19, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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