Critical: Military on the Streets of Britain

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Country engaged in war with radical Islam.

Theresa May yesterday announced that the threat level in the UK was being raised from”severe” to “critical” meaning that another terrorist attack could be imminent. Continue reading

Cut British army ‘could be wiped out in a SINGLE AFTERNOON’ by Russia, report says

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Britain transported five tanks this week to France via the Channel Tunnel as part of a drill. [MoD]

 

CUTS to Britain’s armed forces have “effectively removed” its ability to “deliver and sustain” an effective fighting force against a “competent” enemy such as Russia, a damning new report has claimed.

The paper, published by the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, blasts years of slashed budgets for the “hollowing out or deletion of the army’s deployed capabilities” – and warns of the British military’s single remaining fighting division being “wiped out in an afternoon”.

The report argues that although the UK’s armed forces “might not be facing an immediate risk of a direct attack by a foreign state”, there were “a few plausible scenarios” in which it could be dragged into conflict following an attack on another country. Continue reading

The maternity military: How nearly 100 female soldiers have been sent home from the Afghan frontline after getting pregnant

  • Between January 2006 and December 2013 99 servicewomen sent home

  • Military rules ban mothers-to-be from serving in a war zone

  • 16 women were removed from Afghanistan in 2013 due to pregnancy

  • In September 2012 Lynette Pearce gave birth at Camp Bastion

According to figures released by the Ministry Of Defence, 16 women were removed from Afghanistan in 2013 due to pregnancy, while 18 were sent home in 2011.

The women were flown back on flights usually reserved for injured troops, meaning the true figure could be higher if other female soldiers came home via routine flights, according to The SunContinue reading

Royal Navy pulls out of Nato commitments

DEFENCE ministers have admitted the UK has been forced to pull out of key Nato naval defence groups in a sign of just how stretched the Royal Navy has become.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has acknowledged it has not provided a frigate or destroyer for Nato’s maritime group defending the North and East Atlantic since 2009. Continue reading

John Prescott: It’s time to sink Trident now

Evidently America isn’t the only country trying hard to commit national suicide.

Britain could make a major step towards disarmament if we were to drop our commitment to having a CASD

To replace our Trident defence system is going to cost at least £25billion. Continue reading

Britain mulling sovereignty claim over Scottish nuke base: report

Britain’s leaders are examining proposals to claim sovereignty over the military base in Scotland which houses its Trident nuclear deterrent if the Scottish people vote for independence next year, the Guardian reported Thursday.

The Scottish National Party (SNP), which leads the Scottish Parliament, has promised to get rid of all nuclear weapons if it secures a ‘yes’ vote in the independence referendum which will take place in September 2014. Continue reading

Strategic ties with UAE likely to result in billion-pound defence contracts for UK

UK defence companies would benefit from a more energetic UK-UAE bilateral relationship, especially since the UAE is keen to replace its ageing Mirage fighter jets with the BAE Systems Typhoon in a deal worth $10 billion (c. £8bn), according to a new paper from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

As the UK appears to strategically orientate its defence and security posture towards the Gulf region from 2014, with the Minhad airbase in Dubai undoubtedly forming a major focal point of the future British presence, new research suggests that the UAE government is also committed to reinvigorating its relationship with the British; possibly at the expense of other potential strategic alliances. Continue reading

Britain prepared to develop ‘killer robots’, minister says

Alistair Burt, a Conservative foreign minister, said that the technology represents a “step on” from drones used in Afghanistan because the robots are capable of automatically selecting and killing target.

He said: “We cannot predict the future; we cannot know now how this technology will develop. Given the challenging situations in which we expect our armed forces personnel to operate now and in the future, it would be wrong to deny them legitimate and effective capabilities. Continue reading

Report: UK plans largest military presence in Gulf states since 1971

LONDON — Britain intends to establish a permanent military presence in the Gulf, the report said.

The Royal United Services Institute asserted that Britain seeks to restore military bases in Gulf Cooperation Council states. The London-based think tank said Britain was working to reach agreements for army, air force and naval installations. Continue reading

UK must keep Trident nuclear deterrent – David Cameron

The UK would be “foolish” to abandon Trident in the face of the potential threat of nuclear attack from North Korea and Iran, David Cameron has said.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said the country still needed the “ultimate weapon of defence”.

The prime minister said the nuclear danger had “increased” since the end of the Cold War. Continue reading