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military spending & recruitment

UK troops in Estonia

The Peace Pledge Union has called on 'Defence' Secretary Ben Wallace to explain how he will fund his promise of an extra £52bn for the UK armed forces.

Liz Tuss wearing military uniform and sitting in a tank

As Liz Truss becomes Prime Minister today, she is facing calls to say where she will find the money for her plan of increasing military spending by 60%.

UK troops in training

The summer of 2022 has seen a string of revelations of abuse and ill-treatment within the UK armed forces.

British army tanks

Newly published research has revealed staggering levels of sexual abuse of teenage recruits to the British army.

Plaque reading "Ministry of Defence"

The UK government is facing calls for an urgent investigation into evidence that unarmed Afghan civilians were systematically killed by the SAS.

British army tank
British pacifists are planning protests following Boris Johnson's announcement of a sharp rise in military spending.
British soldiers in training

'Defence' Secretary Ben Wallace and army boss Patrick Sanders have called for further increases in military spending.

Russian anti-war protest

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has been urged to make a public offer of asylum to Russian soldiers who refuse to fight in Ukraine.

British army tank in Estonia

The Peace Pledge Union has challenged Liz Truss' call to increase British military spending and send warplanes to Ukraine.

British soldiers in training

In the last year, the world spent $2,113,000,000,000 on armed force, according to figures released today.


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