Defence

The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits
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In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits

Could we all opt out of the legal system? Why does Germany want to keep its US troops? And why are we all giving up on the suit?
7 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020
Donald Trump
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Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 5 August
5 Aug 2020
Could squid teeth hold the secret to ‘self-healing’ robots?
Squid
In Brief

Could squid teeth hold the secret to ‘self-healing’ robots?

Military scientists hope cephalopods could also be the secret to building ‘self-fixing’ uniforms
31 Jul 2020
Is the Official Secrets Act fit to counter modern espionage?
MI6 Building
In Depth

Is the Official Secrets Act fit to counter modern espionage?

Senior police, MI5 and MI6 sources call on government to update spying law
23 Jul 2020
Chinese consulate closed by Trump ‘was hotbed of spying’
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Chinese consulate closed by Trump ‘was hotbed of spying’

Former CIA station chief says the move marks the beginning of a 21st-century cold war
23 Jul 2020
Inside the Russian cyberattacks on Covid vaccine research
Vladimir Putin
In Depth

Inside the Russian cyberattacks on Covid vaccine research

A cybersecurity and defence expert on the history and development of Russian cyberwarfare
23 Jul 2020
Beijing-linked hackers ‘tried to steal’ Covid vaccine data
Coronavirus vaccine
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Beijing-linked hackers ‘tried to steal’ Covid vaccine data

US charges two men accused of targeting drug companies during global cybertheft campaign
22 Jul 2020
Reaction: MI5 to get more powers following Russia report
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Reaction: MI5 to get more powers following Russia report

Former spy chief says outdated security laws allow foreign agents to act with impunity
22 Jul 2020
Kremlin interference: what is in the Russia report?
Vladimir Putin
In Depth

Kremlin interference: what is in the Russia report?

UK government accused of turning ‘blind eye’ to fears of foreign interference in Brexit vote
21 Jul 2020
How Russian hackers targeted the coronavirus vaccine
Vladimir Putin at a lab in Abkhazia
In Depth

How Russian hackers targeted the coronavirus vaccine

UK, US and Canada say researchers have come under attack from the Kremlin
17 Jul 2020
Why everybody’s talking about the security committee coup
Chris Grayling outside No. 10
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about the security committee coup

The ‘cloak and dagger operation’ could shake loose a long-awaited report into Russian interference in UK politics
16 Jul 2020
Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul
Dominic Cummings
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Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul

PM’s most senior aide to play central role in review of UK’s foreign policy, defence and security
9 Jul 2020
What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?
Iran nuclear programme
In Depth

What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?

Head of Israeli spy agency claims country behind attacks on Iran
7 Jul 2020
Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief
Australian soldier
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Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief

Major-General Adam Findlay said ‘there are guys who criminally did something’
30 Jun 2020
Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban for killing US troops
US troops in Afghanistan
In Depth

Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban for killing US troops

Intelligence sources says British soldiers also targeted in covert operation in Afghanistan
29 Jun 2020
High drama: India and China brawl in the Himalayas
Pangong lake, on the border between China and India
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High drama: India and China brawl in the Himalayas

Indian soldiers ‘beaten to death’ in first fatal clashes for 45 years
17 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Trump’s Tory cheerleaders ‘shame Britain’
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Instant Opinion: Trump’s Tory cheerleaders ‘shame Britain’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 10 June
10 Jun 2020
EU commission president cleared in ‘contract scandal’
Ursula von der Leyen
In Depth

EU commission president cleared in ‘contract scandal’

The German politician has admitted ‘mistakes’ were made by her officials
10 Jun 2020
How dangerous are US riot control weapons?
Riot police outside the White House in Washington DC
In Depth

How dangerous are US riot control weapons?

Rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades can all cause serious injury and death
5 Jun 2020
What can Trump do to quell the George Floyd protests?
Troop line the Lincoln Memorial
In Depth

What can Trump do to quell the George Floyd protests?

Former defence secretary James Mattis slams president for use of force against peaceful demonstrators
4 Jun 2020
Pentagon reveals new details after UFO video release
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Pentagon reveals new details after UFO video release

‘Suitcase-sized and silver in colour’ - military pilots’ encounters with ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’
14 May 2020
Iranian missile kills 19 in ‘friendly fire’ incident
Iran navy
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Iranian missile kills 19 in ‘friendly fire’ incident

Funeral held for sailors killed when missile was mistakenly fired at naval support vessel
12 May 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Salaries, sorties and dropshippers
Megan Rapinoe
In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Salaries, sorties and dropshippers

How did the US women’s football team lose their equal pay case? Why isn’t the RAF on lockdown? And what is dropshipping?
8 May 2020
RAF air strike kills Isis fighters hiding in Iraqi caves
A Eurofighter Typhoon refuels
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RAF air strike kills Isis fighters hiding in Iraqi caves

Defence minister pledges to continue ‘relentless’ fight against jihadists
6 May 2020
How to celebrate VE Day at home
VE Day
In Review

How to celebrate VE Day at home

May bank holiday celebrates 75 years since Allies won WW2
28 Apr 2020
Pros and cons of national service
British army soldiers
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Pros and cons of national service

New government-commissioned report backs return of conscription
28 Apr 2020
What is the Open Skies Treaty and why is it at risk?
Air Force One
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What is the Open Skies Treaty and why is it at risk?

Trump administration set on leaving controversial agreement with Russia
6 Apr 2020
Coronavirus bill: can police detain coronavirus patients?
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Coronavirus bill: can police detain coronavirus patients?

Police detain man on the Isle of Man for failing to self-isolate
20 Mar 2020
UK troops in the Sahel: the ‘new terror frontline’
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UK troops in the Sahel: the ‘new terror frontline’

British forces tackle jihadists in ‘most dangerous peacekeeping mission in the world’
2 Mar 2020
Surge in suicides by UK veterans of Afghan war
British army soldier
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Surge in suicides by UK veterans of Afghan war

Government expresses concern as 14 former soldiers kill themselves in two months
2 Mar 2020
Boris’s foreign policy overhaul: five expected reforms
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Boris’s foreign policy overhaul: five expected reforms

Boost to defence spending looks likely as part of biggest review since ‘end of the Cold War’
26 Feb 2020
Is the British Army still fit for purpose?
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Is the British Army still fit for purpose?

Force ‘years off’ full strength despite recruitment campaign
12 Feb 2020
The future of the UK’s ‘special relationship’ with the US
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In Depth

The future of the UK’s ‘special relationship’ with the US

Disagreements over Huawei and Iran have strained the ties between Western allies
29 Jan 2020
Can a US president decide to take America to war?
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In Depth

Can a US president decide to take America to war?

Congress to vote on curbing Donald Trump’s power to launch military action in Iran
9 Jan 2020
What a US war with Iran might look like
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In Depth

What a US war with Iran might look like

Senior Washington figures believe their nation may be heading towards another all-out armed conflict
8 Jan 2020
UK calls for calm after Iran attack
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In Brief

UK calls for calm after Iran attack

Boris Johnson urges de-escalation but adds Qasem Soleimani was ‘a threat to all our interests’
6 Jan 2020
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