Defence policy

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The Guardian view on nuclear warfare: dialogue or destruction | Editorial
Editorial: Britain’s national security adviser has thoughtful words about contacts with Russia and China. His bosses need to listen

Editorial

28, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Risk of nuclear war from cutting off China and Russia, says security tsar
Sir Stephen Lovegrove, the UK’s national security adviser, says backdoor channels have deteriorated

Nadeem Badshah

27, Jul, 2022 @10:51 PM

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‘Political pressure’ claims in inquiry into alleged SAS killings of Afghans
Emails disclosed by lawyers for two families of victims suggested police told to ignore role of senior officers

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

26, Jul, 2022 @7:53 PM

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UK armed forces introduce ban on use of sex workers abroad
Measure replaces patchwork of policies and, defence secretary says, reflects changing social attitudes

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Jul, 2022 @6:12 PM

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Defence secretary appears unenthused by Liz Truss spending pledge
Ben Wallace says he wouldn’t be able to immediately spend extra cash promised by Tory leadership candidate

Dan Sabbagh and Jessica Elgot

19, Jul, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Truss targets Mordaunt with pledge to raise UK defence spending
Foreign secretary says she would up defence budget to 3% of GDP by 2030 and rethink size of armed forces

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

19, Jul, 2022 @8:34 AM

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UK to work with Japan on supersonic Tempest fighter jet
First demonstrator aircraft will fly ‘within next five years’ to test features such as stealth capability

Jasper Jolly

18, Jul, 2022 @2:54 PM

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MoD considers review after Panorama’s SAS death squad claims
Inquiry not being ruled out after BBC reports on 54 allegedly suspicious killings by SAS unit in Afghanistan

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

14, Jul, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Military police ask BBC for details ahead of Panorama’s SAS death squad claims
Request comes despite MoD saying BBC ‘irresponsible’ and ‘incorrect’ to broadcast reports Afghan civilians shot in cold blood

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

12, Jul, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Legislation aims to shield UK internet users from state-backed disinformation
Changes to online safety bill require tech firms to minimise people’s exposure to ‘hostile online warfare’

Dan Milmo

04, Jul, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Boris Johnson fails to give MPs commitment defence spending will rise to 2.5% of GDP by end of decade – as it happened
Prime minister’s commitment to defence spending questioned by Tory MP after statement last week

Andrew Sparrow

04, Jul, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Boris Johnson faces tax questions after signalling defence budget rise
PM says increase to 2.5% of GDP will be reached by end of decade as UK needs to adapt to more dangerous world

Heather Stewart, and Peter Walker and Dan Sabbagh in Madrid

30, Jun, 2022 @7:30 PM

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