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Britain Failed to Meet NATO Spending Target, Says Think Tank

The United Kingdom failed to meet its defence spending obligations to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance in 2016, according to the respected International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

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MPs Back Renewal Of Trident Nuclear Weapons System

LONDON (Reuters) – MPs voted strongly on Monday to renew Britain’s ageing nuclear weapons system, a multibillion-pound project regarded as key to maintaining the country’s status as a world power following its vote to leave the European Union. Despite opposition

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MPs To Vote On Renewal Of Trident Nuclear Deterrent

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers are expected to vote on Monday to renew Britain’s ageing nuclear weapons system, a multi-billion pound project regarded as key to maintaining the country’s status as a world power following the vote to leave the European

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Senior Peer: Corbyn Wants To Turn Labour Into Socialist Workers Party

Jeremy Corbyn wants to “destroy” Labour and turn it into the Socialist Workers Party, a senior peer has claimed. Labour peer Lord West said the country needs a strong opposition to counter the Conservative government, and believes Jeremy Corbyn is more interested

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Missile over SoCal; Military Diverts Flights to LAX

The U.S. Navy fired a test missile over Southern California on Saturday night, startling millions of residents for hundreds of miles, as a military exercise also diverted the path of flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Labour Faces Divisions Over New Leader Jeremy Corbyn

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party must unite behind new leader Jeremy Corbyn, his deputy said on Sunday as he revealed his own differences with his new boss over issues such as defence and foreign policy. Left-wing

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Three Quarters of Labour Candidates Against Renewing Trident

Three quarters of Labour candidates at the General Election are against renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent, according to a new survey by the Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament. Candidates were surveyed online about the submarine-based defence system. Labour were quick to

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Russian Bomber Over Channel Was Carrying Nukes

Tensions between Russia and the UK have heightened after it was revealed that the Russian bomber intercepted by RAF fighter jets was carrying a nuclear missile designed to destroy Trident submarines. The TU-95 aircraft were spotted on long range radar flying

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Scrapping Nimrod Planes Leaves UK Vulnerable Say MPs

MPs on the Commons Defence Committee have woken up to the huge mistake of scrapping Nimrod, the UK’s excellent Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system. As China and Russia develop their underwater technologies to try to track foreign submarines, including Britain’s with the Trident