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The speaker at an event run by Labour Friends of the Forces urged UK armed forces to "break the rules" to wage war more effectively.
Extra 'defence' spending is more than 53 times the cost of schemes for extending free school meals provision in England into the school holidays.
A group of veterans have been waiting for a year for a response from Johnny Mercer MP, after they criticised his rant against white poppy wearers.
The Peace Pledge Union has encouraged MPs to throw out the Overseas Operations Bill when it faces its final vote in the Commons this evening.
50 states have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, putting nuclear-armed states on the wrong side of international law.
Despite underfunded health and social care services, the UK still has the second highest military spending of all 29 countries in NATO.
The director-general of the Royal British Legion has become the latest public figure to criticise the Overseas Operations Bill.
The Peace Pledge Union has called on MPs to vote aganist the Overseas Operations Bill when it comes before Parliament on Wednesday 23rd September.
The Royal Air Force have abandoned their attempt to develop a new military training site in north-west Wales in the face of widespread opposition.
Pacifists have demanded the release of a British soldier arrested for peacefully protesting about the war in Yemen.