Military

The predictions for Putin’s Victory Day parade
A soldier waves a flag during the Victory Day parade in 2015
In Depth

The predictions for Putin’s Victory Day parade

Analysts fear British PoWs may be put on display during military celebration in Moscow
4 May 2022
The Western weapons push to help Ukraine
A Ukrainian soldier on the frontline in Donbas
The latest on . . .

The Western weapons push to help Ukraine

Officials call for rapid delivery of arms as Russia prepares to escalate battle for Donbas
29 Apr 2022
Is Russia’s military falling apart in Ukraine?
24 February: Ukrainian servicemen prepare to respond to a Russian attack in the Lugansk region
Behind the scenes

Is Russia’s military falling apart in Ukraine?

Leaked radio messages suggest invading troops are ‘in complete disarray’ and ‘crying in combat’
3 Mar 2022
Ukraine’s key lines of defence against Russian invasion
A Ukrainian servicemen from the 25th Air Assault Battalion
In Depth

Ukraine’s key lines of defence against Russian invasion

Kiev is outgunned by powerful neighbour but does not stand alone in fight
26 Jan 2022
Martial lawlessness, asteroid action and statue sparring
British troops take place in exercises in Starnraer, Scotland
Podcast

Martial lawlessness, asteroid action and statue sparring

Should the culture of the British army face greater scrutiny? Can Nasa deflect asteroids away from earth? And should London’s statues be made more div…
29 Oct 2021
Everything we know so far about the Sudan military coup
Protestors block a road in the Sudanese capital city Khartoum
Global lens

Everything we know so far about the Sudan military coup

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other leaders detained in apparent power grab
25 Oct 2021
The arguments for and against an EU army
Ursula von der Leyen and Emmanuel Macron
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against an EU army

Ursula von der Leyen calls for bloc to become ‘part of the solution’ through military force
17 Sep 2021

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How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race
A 2015 military parade in Beijing, China
In Depth

How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race

North Korea dominates headlines but neighbouring nations are also stockpiling arms
16 Sep 2021
Senior general accuses US of ‘abandoning Afghanistan’
General David Petraeus during a 2010 visit to Kandahar, Afghanistan
The latest on . . .

Senior general accuses US of ‘abandoning Afghanistan’

General David Petraeus says Taliban could reinstate ‘medieval Islamist regime’
2 Aug 2021
Is Macron losing control of his military over an Islamism revolt?
Emmanuel Macron
In Depth

Is Macron losing control of his military over an Islamism revolt?

Thousands of soldiers sign letter claiming nation is on brink of civil war following ‘surrender to Islamists’
12 May 2021
Military faces #MeToo moment as thousands of female personnel detail abuse
Female members of the 904 Expeditionary Air Wing in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Why we’re talking about . . .

Military faces #MeToo moment as thousands of female personnel detail abuse

Evidence of ‘bullying, harassment, discrimination, sexual abuse and rape’ handed to inquiry
4 Mar 2021
Donald Trump campaign ad features Russian fighter jets
MIG-29
In Brief

Donald Trump campaign ad features Russian fighter jets

Fundraising promo ‘to support the troops’ shows silhouettes of MiG-29 aircraft and AK-47 assault rifles
15 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘behind the scenes’ of the Brexit deadline
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘behind the scenes’ of the Brexit deadline

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 7 September
7 Sep 2020
Donald Trump called dead US troops ‘losers’, sources claim
Trump
In Depth

Donald Trump called dead US troops ‘losers’, sources claim

President also allegedly asked aides to exclude amputee veterans from military parade
4 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson prefers no-deal to ‘surrender’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson prefers no-deal to ‘surrender’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 September
4 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
28 Aug 2020
Debate: should Britain scrap Army’s tanks?
British tanks
In Depth

Debate: should Britain scrap Army’s tanks?

Defence bosses criticise plans to channel funding into cyberwarfare as government reviews spending
25 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’
Kellyanne Conway
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the US’s ‘second most dysfunctional family’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 25 August
25 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
Iranian missile kills 19 in ‘friendly fire’ incident
Iran navy
In Brief

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
Boris’s foreign policy overhaul: five expected reforms
Britishmilitary
In Depth

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
Why Cambridge wants to ban military from freshers’ fairs
Cambridge University
In Depth

Why Cambridge wants to ban military from freshers’ fairs

Student union branded ‘pathetic’ after suggesting firearms may have ‘triggering’ effect on some attendees
5 Feb 2020
Iran missile strike: US military admits 11 troops injured
Al Asad
In Depth

Iran missile strike: US military admits 11 troops injured

Officials say 11 troops were wounded in attacks on air bases in Iraq
17 Jan 2020
Iran considering 13 ‘revenge scenarios’ against US
tehran.jpg
In Depth

Iran considering 13 ‘revenge scenarios’ against US

Iranian security council moves to deny earlier claims about retribution plans
7 Jan 2020
Why the US Army’s use of TikTok is causing concern
TikTok
In Depth

Why the US Army’s use of TikTok is causing concern

Congress alerts military officials over possibility of Chinese government using social media to harvest personal data of recruits
13 Nov 2019
Chinese military athletes disqualified for ‘cheating’
Orienteering
In Brief

Chinese military athletes disqualified for ‘cheating’

Orienteering team found to have used shortcuts and illegal markings
25 Oct 2019
What happened at the Battle of Trafalgar?
Battle of Trafalgar
In Depth

What happened at the Battle of Trafalgar?

Monday marks the 214th anniversary of Britain’s most famous naval victory
18 Oct 2019
How new military veterans amnesty law will work
Penny Mordaunt
In Depth

How new military veterans amnesty law will work

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt proposes law to prevent war crime prosecutions against British soldiers - with one controversial exception
15 May 2019
Russian navy fits warships with hallucinogenic weapons
Russian Navy
In Depth

Russian navy fits warships with hallucinogenic weapons

Controversial ‘dazzler’ device uses strobe-like beams to blind and disorientate enemies
6 Feb 2019
US Supreme Court allows Trump transgender military ban
The Supreme Court of the United States
In Brief

US Supreme Court allows Trump transgender military ban

Justices vote 5-4 on allowing White House to overturn Obama-era policy
23 Jan 2019
China has ‘world’s most advanced’ military
China is on the cusp of having the most advanced military in the world
In Brief

China has ‘world’s most advanced’ military

Beijing warns it will ‘do whatever it takes’ to defend Taiwan from foreign intervention
16 Jan 2019
How did Horatio Nelson die?
Trafalgar Square, London, Horatio Nelson
In Depth

How did Horatio Nelson die?

The revered naval commander was killed 213 years ago on Sunday
15 Oct 2018
Why UK’s 16 new F-35 fighter jets can’t fly
F-35, fighter jet, plane
In Brief

Why UK’s 16 new F-35 fighter jets can’t fly

Stealth aircraft grounded as faulty fuel tube blamed for US military plane crash
12 Oct 2018
What was Guatemala’s ‘Silent Genocide’?
Guatemalan civil war
In Depth

What was Guatemala’s ‘Silent Genocide’?

Former military general Jose Mauricio Rodriguez has been acquitted of mass murder of Mayans during 36-year civil war
27 Sep 2018
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