US defence spending

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Progressives praise Biden for tax hike plan – but Pentagon budget stirs anger
Leftwing Democrats say defense spending is far too high and query president’s request for more money for border security

Joan E Grevein Washington

12, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘Colossal waste’: Nobel laureates call for 2% cut to military spending worldwide
Governments urged to use ‘peace dividend’ to help UN tackle pandemics, climate crisis and extreme poverty

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

14, Dec, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Trump move to take US troops out of Germany 'a dangerous game'
UK politicians and military experts warn decision could hand advantage to Russia

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

08, Jun, 2020 @7:38 PM

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Why instinct and ideology tell Trump to get out of the Middle East
The Suleimani crisis is unlikely to deflect the president from his long-term goal. What would be the consequences for the region of an American exit?

Simon Tisdall

11, Jan, 2020 @5:05 PM

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House approves $738bn military bill with money for Trump's Space Force
Measure, which increases defense spending by 2.8%, or $20bn, is expected to be passed by Senate

Guardian staff

12, Dec, 2019 @12:38 AM

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What’s the secret of Nato’s long life? It’s not just a military pact | Peter Ricketts
The US and western Europe should work on rebuilding trust, says the former diplomat Peter Ricketts

Peter Ricketts

02, Apr, 2019 @8:58 AM

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Trump: EU must take back 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria
US doesn’t want to watch ‘fighters permeate Europe’ with caliphate ‘ready to fall’, says president

Patrick Wintour in Munich

17, Feb, 2019 @10:18 AM

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Trump announces huge expansion of US missile defense system
Arms control experts fear system review, unveiled at Pentagon, could fuel arms race with Russia and China

Julian Borger in Washington

17, Jan, 2019 @11:48 PM

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It’s time to end America’s war in Afghanistan | Mike Fuchs
As the country’s longest war continues, it is sapping resources and focus while the list of far more serious national security threats continues to grow

Michael H Fuchs

19, Aug, 2018 @1:57 PM

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US defence secretary intervenes in UK military budget row
James Mattis hints Britain could be replaced by France as Washington’s closest ally

Ewen MacAskill Defence correspondent

02, Jul, 2018 @9:43 AM

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Synthetic biology raises risk of new bioweapons, US report warns
Swift progress in our ability to manufacture viruses is making us vulnerable to biological attacks

Ian Sample Science editor

19, Jun, 2018 @4:26 PM

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Europe and North America need to stay united – now more than ever | Jens Stoltenberg
Political differences are putting Nato under strain, but all parties must realise that the transatlantic union makes us safer, says Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg

19, Jun, 2018 @9:06 AM

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