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British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds of lives. The handover was hailed by British Prime Minister David Cameron […]


Britain to announce £1bn nuclear submarine reactor deal

Britain to announce £1bn nuclear submarine reactor deal

A one billion pound ($1.57 billion, 1.24 billion euro) contract to build reactors for Britain’s next generation nuclear submarines is set to be announced this week, a report said on Sunday. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will unveil the reactor deal […]


Clashes as Cypriots demand British forces out

Clashes as Cypriots demand British forces out

Protesters demanding that British forces withdraw from Cyprus clashed with police at a military base, leaving around a dozen people hurt, police said on Tuesday. Among the injured late Monday at the British military base of Akrotiri were demonstrators, police […]


Afghanistan Supply Chain At Critical Risk of Failure

Afghanistan Supply Chain At Critical Risk of Failure

The military supply chain responsible for getting vital equipment to British forces on operations in Afghanistan and Libya is at “critical risk of failure”, MPs have warned. The Commons Public Accounts Committee says troops fighting on the front line could […]


Leaked Letter Warns Army Battalions and Regiments to Vanish In Cuts

Leaked Letter Warns Army Battalions and Regiments to Vanish In Cuts

The head of the Army has written to military commanders, warning that entire battalions and regiments will disappear and an extra 5000 soldiers face losing their jobs by 2015. Details of General Sir Peter Wall’s letter have been revealed in […]


Defence equipment budget rises as Future Force takes shape

Defence equipment budget rises as Future Force takes shape

The Government today committed to increasing the planned MOD equipment budget by over £3bn during the Spending Review period after 2015 to fund vital future military equipment. The longer-term vision for the make-up of our military – Future Force 2020 […]


At least 110 Tomahawk missiles fired at Libya: US

At least 110 Tomahawk missiles fired at Libya: US

US and British forces on Saturday fired a barrage of at least 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Libya against Moamer Kadhafi’s air defenses, the US military said. A top officer confirmed the missile strikes after President Barack Obama said he […]


US to take lead role in southern Afghanistan: report

US to take lead role in southern Afghanistan: report

LONDON: United States forces are to take over the main role in southern Afghanistan from the British in a shake-up of the region’s command structure, a newspaper reported Thursday. The arrangement for the vast area known as Regional Command South […]


 
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