Category - ministry of defence

  • October 18, 2010

    Today’s news is that the government regards cyber attacks as one of the greatest threats to the UK’s security. This conjures up the bizarre image of Liam Fox launching a Trident missile against a 16-year-old computer hacker just outside London.

  • September 30, 2010

    Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth has been accused of arguing at “the level of caricature” after making dismissive comments about CND.

  • September 12, 2010

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

  • September 12, 2010

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

  • August 14, 2010

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

  • July 30, 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.

  • July 16, 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.

  • June 9, 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?

  • May 30, 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.

  • March 22, 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.