Crispin Black

'Hollow army' warning: general blows raspberry at Cameron

Thu 19 Dec, AT 13:11 Crispin Black

The Prime Minister hand-picked Nick Houghton as a malleable defence chief - how wrong he was

Sir Nick Houghton

Military is becoming a 'hollow force', warns UK defence chief

One-Minute Read Thu 19 Dec, AT 09:32

Armed Forces on course to have ‘exquisite technology' but insufficient resources to man it

Robert Fox

Afghan 'mission accomplished': Cameron's hostage to fortune

Tue 17 Dec, AT 08:05 Robert Fox

Brave talk cannot hide the risk of Afghanistan being a hub for resurgent al-Qaeda groups


US bombers make 'direct challenge' to Chinese air zone

One-Minute Read Wed 27 Nov, AT 13:55

Beijing allows US and Japanese aircraft into its expanded air space, but says it's 'monitoring' them

Spy chiefs grilled: PR exercise or triumph for transparency?

Talking Point Fri 8 Nov, AT 11:10

Forget Skyfall, the real spy chiefs had 'soundbites at the ready' when quizzed in public for first time

BAE job losses Q&A: why is shipbuilding so political?

Briefing Wed 6 Nov, AT 11:15

1,800 jobs are to go as BAE ends shipbuilding in Portsmouth and cuts Glasgow operations

Crispin Black

Camp Bastion fiasco: why were Army chiefs not held to account?

Thu 31 Oct, AT 07:49 Crispin Black

The American military refuses to reward failure: it's time the British Army followed suit

MoD sparks anger with ideas to make war more palatable

One-Minute Read Fri 27 Sep, AT 10:12

Military families outraged by a think-tank proposal to reduce profile of repatriation ceremonies

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