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Military Spending & Recruitment News

Ministry of Defence building in London

The armed forces are facing calls to lose the ability to police themselves, after closing down all investigations into alleged war crimes in Iraq.

Ministry of Defence plaque

10 of the 290 young women who have joined the UK military this year have already reported being raped or sexually assaulted.

People demonstrating against the Farnborough arms fair

An arms fair in the Hampshire town of Farnborough yesterday was greeted by demonstrations outside the event and in the town.

Royal Navy vessels

UK ministers announce plans for multi-billion pound military projects - but cannot "afford" a decent pay rise for nurses in England.

Ministry of Defence (plaque on the front of the building)

Ben Wallace has promised more money for bugging, surveillance and undercover disruption around the world.

Trident nuclear submarine

The Peace Pledge Union says that plans for a possible 44% increase in nuclear warheads will be be met with widespread resistance.

Rishi Sunak holding up his red box outside 11 Downing Street

The Chancellor has failed to divert the 'defence' budget to tackling real security threats such as pandemics, poverty and the climate emergency.

Britannia Park in Cardiff

Cardiff residents have been backed by peace and environmental groups in resisting plans to sell a park to a museum that promotes the armed forces.

Army poster advertising online events for girls and young women

The UK army is misusing the language of "female empowerment" to target misleading pro-military messages at girls and young women online.

Nick Carter addressing a government coronavirus briefing in April 2020

The Chief of the Defence Staff has said that assisting with the struggle against Covid 19 is not part of the military's core purpose.

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