Category - ministry of defence

  • 12 Sep 2010

    UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox is under pressure to publish information about civilian deaths caused by remote-controlled 'drones' in Afghanistan.

  • 14 Aug 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament said yesterday that Liam Fox had undermined his own argument for excluding nuclear weapons from the Defence Review.

  • 30 Jul 2010

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) must pay the entire cost of renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system, the government confirmed today. This increases the chances of Trident renewal being delayed or scrapped as nuclear weapons have previously been funded by the Treasury.

  • 16 Jul 2010

    The MoD is resisting a Treasury plan to make it pay for Trident and its replacement. CND say this shows it to be far from an essential weapon system.

  • 9 Jun 2010

    Gordon Messenger is a very modern Major-General. His optimistic message on Afghanistan comes across as compelling and authoritative, says John Heathershaw. But should the Government really rely on military men to sell their policy to the public?

  • 30 May 2010

    The new Church of Scotland Moderator is hoping for a resolution to an injustice some 16 years after the Chinook helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre.

  • 22 Mar 2010

    MPs have left received wisdoms unquestioned in their latest report, which frames war-fighting as peace-building, writes John Heathershaw. This idea is quite modern and in keeping with the spirit of our post-colonial age. Yet its consequence is to mainstream peace-building as a strategy to extend world order without questioning the resultant injustices. There is an alternative.

  • 13 Nov 2009

    The head of the multinational arms company BAE Systems has provoked criticism with a dismissive comment about the Haddon-Cave Report into the deaths of 14 members of the UK armed forces in a Nimrod aircraft.

  • 5 Nov 2009

    The resignation of an advisor who accused the Ministry of Defence of “ignoring its own advisory group” has called into question the future of a project aimed at dismantling nuclear submarines in central Plymouth.

  • 29 Oct 2009

    The close relationship between arms companies and the UK government is again under scrutiny following a damning report into the crash of a Nimrod aircraft in Afghanistan in 2006 , which caused the deaths of 14 people.