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Military Spending & Recruitment News

British army recruits in training

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been accused of living in the nineteenth century after promising to build new military bases around the world following Brexit.

Gavin Williamson

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been accused of ramping up military tension with the deployment of a UK warship to Ukraine.

All-male panel debating gender balance in the UK armed forces

Senior members of the UK armed forces have been widely mocked for staging a debate on gender diversity - with an all-male panel.

Poster advertising Protest for Yemen

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of hypocrisy after attending peace talks about Yemen - while continuing to train and arm Saudi forces that are killing Yemeni civilians.

UK troops in training

The Welsh government has been criticised after calling on the UK government to base more troops in Wales. 

South Korean campaigners hold a sign reading "Not a crime"

People around the world will mark Prisoners for Peace Day on 1 December. Hundreds of people in various countries are locked up for refusing to fight or campaigning against war. 

Hilel Garmi

A 19-year-old Israeli has received support from around the world after being sentenced to imprisonment for the sixth time. 

British troops in training

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has said that the Chancellor's announcement of another £1bn for the armed forces reveals a government in denial about the failure of armed force to achieve its stated aims.

Russian anti-militarist protest, 2011

Pacifists and other peace activists have criticised Donald Trump’s latest comments about building up the USA’s nuclear arsenal. They also challenged the response of Vladimir Putin’s government in Russia, who have threatened to respond in kind. 

British soldiers in training

The army has been accused of pouring taxpayers' money into despearte and wasteful recruitment efforts, following news of £10,000 "golden hellos" to persuade former soldiers to re-enlist.

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