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U.S. Warns Britain over Eroding Military Power in Leaked Letter

A leaked letter sent to the British defence secretary by General James Mattis expressing serious concerns about the United Kingdom’s ongoing dedication to the transatlantic partnership has come before a key defence summit and amid ongoing struggle in Westminster over the funding of Britain’s military.

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UK Lawmakers Call for Significant Defence Spending Boost After Trump Comments

Noting that “defence is the first duty of government”, a panel of parliamentarians tasked with reviewing Britain’s defence posture has called for a significant rise in national defence spending which if delivered would see the country catapulted into the top-three defence-spending nations worldwide.

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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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Subversive Advertising Campaign Compares Royal Navy to Terrorists

Fake recruitment posters for Britain’s Royal Navy have appeared across London as part of a campaign to pressure the government into scrapping the nation’s independent nuclear deterrent. Encouraging those who would be interested in launching a hypothetical suicide attack to

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Royal Navy Disposes of Suspected WWII Bomb in London

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s Royal Navy has disposed of a suspected World War II bomb discovered in London’s River Thames close to parliament, leading to the closure of two bridges, police said Friday.

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British Parliament Prepares To Vote On Trident Nuclear Deterrent

LONDON, July 18 (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 its vote to leave

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UK To Send Fifth Ship To Fight Libya People Smugglers

ISE-SHIMA, Japan Reuters – Britain plans to send a navy warship to help battle the smuggling of both people and arms off the coast of Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron will tell G7 leaders on Thursday. The European Union this

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Salad Days: 8 Per Cent Of UK Navy ‘Obese’

Over 2,500 members of the Royal Navy have a BMI of over 30, making them technically obese according to new Freedom of Information figures. The new statistics revealed the Navy to be the heaviest service, with 7.8 per cent of serving

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Admiral: British Military Now Too ‘Feeble’ For MidEast Role

The former First Sea Lord has said there are now “uncomfortable similarities” between today and the 1930s with Britain’s reluctance to arm itself adequately and get involved in confronting evil worldwide. Retired Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhigh said heavy defence cuts