The Great Escape was a 'futile suicide mission' says new book

First Post Fri 25 Jan, AT 15:18

Escape immortalised by Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough was a disaster, costing 50 lives

Will British Army allow women to serve in combat roles?

Talking Point Fri 25 Jan, AT 14:56

US military decision starts a debate here – but some say women are already fighting on the frontline

Cameron puts British forces on alert for Mali deployment

First Reaction Tue 22 Jan, AT 09:41

It had better be short and sweet and not another Afghanistan says military source as new cuts begin

Turkey set to deploy Patriot missiles on Syrian border

One-Minute Read Tue 4 Dec, AT 16:01

Turkish request to Nato comes as fears grow of Assad using chemical weapons

Iran claims second US drone capture in a year

First Reaction Tue 4 Dec, AT 15:20

Is the age of the drone nearly over? Iran and US dispute 'capture' of another unmanned craft

GCHQ code breakers stumped by D-Day pigeon that got lost

One-Minute Read Fri 23 Nov, AT 11:35

Retired intelligence officers are being sought to crack a coded message sent during the Allied invasion of France

MPs to question use of drones amid concerns over their ethics

One-Minute Read Tue 20 Nov, AT 08:56

Examination of the use of armed drones could help lift lid on 'America's secret war'

Crispin Black

Generals' offer to lobby for cash is a tragedy for the British Army

Mon 15 Oct, AT 07:55 Crispin Black

Gen Dannatt wanted £100,000 for two days a month. A frontline private earns £17,000 for a seven-day week

Army anger as troops forced to cover G4S Olympic security fail

First Reaction Thu 12 Jul, AT 09:46

World's biggest security firm mocked for blaming 'workforce supply' issues at time of record unemployment

Cutbacks leave UK with smallest army since Victorian times

First Reaction Thu 5 Jul, AT 15:23

Five battalions go and total strength drops from 102,000 to 82,000 in radical reorganisation

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