UK female soldiers in Afghanistan

Women soldiers 'will be in combat roles by 2016'

Talking Point Fri 19 Dec, AT 11:24

Women may soon be fighting on the front line – but is that good for them or the defence of the realm?

UK troops in Iraq, 2003

UK soldiers mistreated Iraqi detainees, says inquiry

Briefing Wed 17 Dec, AT 14:46

Blindfolds and threats were used, says Al-Sweady inquiry, but allegations of murder and torture were 'deliberate lies'

Two Nimrod MRA4 reconnaissance aircrafts scrapped because of the defence cuts

Mystery submarine: UK forced to seek Nato's help

One-Minute Read Wed 10 Dec, AT 12:13

'Hugely embarrassing' request for help made to US and France because of cuts to the defence budget

Columnist Robert Fox

Osborne’s cuts could reduce Army to virtually useless

Tue 9 Dec, AT 09:10 Robert Fox

Cuts will be so severe that Nato could classify our reduced forces not as an army, but a gendarmerie

UK female soldiers in Afghanistan

Women at war: should female soldiers serve in close combat?

Briefing Tue 18 Nov, AT 14:06

As more countries agree to allow women to serve in combat roles, the issue remains divisive in the UK

Computer hackers

Google and Facebook ‘aiding terrorists,’ says new GCHQ chief

One-Minute Read Tue 4 Nov, AT 10:05

The big tech companies must work with governments to stop terrorists, says head of UK spy agency

Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets in action

RAF pilot threatened to shoot down cargo plane over Kent – video

Video Thu 30 Oct, AT 09:13

'If you do not respond immediately to my orders you will be shot down', an RAF pilot said

Young British soldiers

Britain's child soldiers: should the enlistment age be raised?

Briefing Wed 22 Oct, AT 11:36

Veterans argue signing up offers young people a better life, but campaigners say it's unethical and exploitative

David Cameron at British base in Cyprus

David Cameron: UK paid 'heavy price' in Afghanistan

One-Minute Read Fri 3 Oct, AT 09:14

PM makes surprise visits to Cyprus and Kabul, where he met new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani

Tony Blair

Tony Blair: don't rule out the use of ground troops in Iraq

One-Minute Read Mon 22 Sep, AT 14:41

Former PM joins calls for UK to consider deploying the army to fight Islamic State

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