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RAF carries out four air strikes against IS in Iraq in May [Video]

RAF carries out four air strikes against IS in Iraq in May

The Royal Air Force has carried four sets of air strikes against so-called Islamic State this month, as the UK armed forces continue to support the Iraq government’s fight against the terror group...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published
Wallace: Without sacrifices in WWII we wouldn't have NHS [Video]

Wallace: Without sacrifices in WWII we wouldn't have NHS

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says the reason the UK has the NHS and freedom is due to the sacrifices made during World War II. The country is marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day today, however..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:20Published
Storm Dennis: Soldiers deployed to help flood-hit communities [Video]

Storm Dennis: Soldiers deployed to help flood-hit communities

The Government will use “all means” available to help flood-hit communities, the Defence Secretary said, after the Army was sent in to help locals prepare for Storm Dennis. A deployment of 75..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published
Ben Wallace keen to serve ahead ofCabinet reshuffle [Video]

Ben Wallace keen to serve ahead ofCabinet reshuffle

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, another minister reportedly under threat, said reshuffles could be "brutal" but said he hoped his military experience and the fact he is a northern MP would help keep him..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published
Duncan Smith concerned over Huawei role in UK's 5G network [Video]

Duncan Smith concerned over Huawei role in UK's 5G network

Iain Duncan Smith is one of a group of senior Conservatives to have written to Tory MPs expressing concern over the government's decision to allow Chinese tech company Huawei a role in the UK's 5G..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:57Published
Over 60 countries, 1000 exhibitors to participate in DefExpo 2020 says Defence Secretary [Video]

Over 60 countries, 1000 exhibitors to participate in DefExpo 2020 says Defence Secretary

Over 60 countries, 1000 exhibitors to participate in DefExpo 2020 says Defence Secretary

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:13Published
Ex-Trump advisor's brutal takedown of Defence Secretary Ben Wallace [Video]

Ex-Trump advisor's brutal takedown of Defence Secretary Ben Wallace

Ex-Trump advisor's brutal takedown of Defence Secretary Ben Wallace

Credit: LBC     Duration: 03:01Published
Ministers arrive in Downing Street for talks on Iran [Video]

Ministers arrive in Downing Street for talks on Iran

Key ministers arrive in Downing Street to discuss the spiralling crisis in the Middle East following the US's assassination of Iran's top military leader. In attendance were Foreign Secretary Dominic..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:20Published

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Wallace denies plans to slash armed forces numbers amid Commons concern

The Defence Secretary denied the Government has plans to slash armed forces numbers, amid reports of a near-20,000 cut facing the army.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

US not bullying UK over Huawei 5G involvement, Defence Secretary says

The UK is not being bullied by the US over the use of Huawei equipment in the country’s 5G network, the Defence Secretary has said.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

White House tries to rewrite rules of intelligence – and other Russia bounty scandal takeaways

'Decisions almost always are made on imperfect information. There is never enough data,' Robert Gates, former CIA director and defence secretary, told senators in 1991
Independent - Published

Defence Secretary ‘aware’ of intelligence on Russian bounties allegations

The Defence Secretary has said he is “aware of the intelligence” with regard to allegations that Russia secretly offered Taliban-linked fighters bounties to kill UK and US soldiers.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Pentagon chief seeks to reassure Nato over US troop plans

The US Defence Secretary has sought to reassure allies at Nato that Washington will consult them on any future troop movements, after President Donald Trump surprised the military alliance by..
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Trump 'taking us down road to tyranny', says former defence secretary

'I think we would not recognise America as a democracy'
Independent - Published

'Their heads will spin': Trump urges governors to 'dominate the streets' with military forces to end protests

Donald Trump used the hawkish language of his embattled defence secretary, Mark Esper, calling on governors to "dominate the streets" and put down protests over the death of George Floyd while in..
Independent - Published

Pentagon v Trump, hydroxychloroquine, Warner Music

US defence secretary Mark Esper breaks with Trump over sending troops to quell protests
FT.com - Published

James Mattis: Trump's former defence secretary denounces president

Donald Trump's ex-defence secretary, James Mattis, attacks the president's handling of recent protests.
BBC News - Published

Mattis says Trump ‘tries to divide us’ in stinging rebuke

Former defence secretary accuses president of making ‘a mockery’ of US constitution
FT.com - Published

Donald Trump is a threat to the Constitution, says former US defence secretary James Mattis


Telegraph.co.uk - Published

'Angry and appalled': Former defence secretary James Mattis launches blistering attack on Trump for response to protests

James Mattis, the former defence secretary who resigned from Donald Trump's administration in 2018, staged a rare intervention on Wednesday to criticise the president for his response to nationwide..
Independent - Published

Trump's defence secretary breaks with him on plan to use military to crush anti-racism protests

'The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort'
Independent - Published

Trump still backing defence secretary despite comments over military, press secretary says

Donald Trump still has confidence in Mark Esper despite the defence secretary breaking with the president over whether to use active-duty military troops to quell protests around George Floyd's death..
Independent - Published

Trump's defence secretary thought he was going to see vandalised toilet when he joined controversial photo opp at church

Mark Esper admits he had 'no idea' police would disperse crowds with tear gas so White House officials could make church visit
Independent - Published

Insect repellent spray which may guard against coronavirus given to troops

An insect repellent spray that may offer protection against coronavirus is being given to members of the Armed Forces, the Defence Secretary has confirmed.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

'Bloody awful': British defence minister describes having COVID-19

Having COVID-19 was "bloody awful," British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on Monday, saying that the virus had sapped his energy, reduced his will and temporarily taken away his sense of taste and..
Reuters - Published

Brett Crozier: Navy leaders recommend reinstating fired captain who sent letter warning about coronavirus

Defence secretary asks for time consider recommendation, previously saying his inclination is always to support chain of command
Independent - Published

UK's enemies using coronavirus crisis to their own advantage, defence secretary warns

National Secruity Council has not met since crisis began, MPs told
Independent - Published

'We've taken nothing off the table': US Defence Secretary open to reinstating fired navy captain who sent letter asking for coronavirus help

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said he is open to reinstating the Navy captain removed from his post last week after asking for help with a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship.
Independent - Published

Acting US navy chief submits resignation amid coronavirus uproar

The US navy’s acting secretary Thomas Modly has submitted a letter of resignation to the country’s defence secretary Mark Esper and told staff he is quitting.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

US Defence Secretary said sailors should stay on coronavirus-riddled ship despite letter from captain pleading for evacuation

'I don't think we're at that point'
Independent - Published

Ben Wallace becomes the fourth Cabinet minister to have self-isolated

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has been self-isolating after feeling the symptoms of the coronavirus, it has been disclosed.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Donald Trump clears Pentagon to use reserve troops

Defence secretary says those with medical capabilities are most likely to be called up 
FT.com - Published

Coronavirus updates as 20,000 troops on standby and schools close

coronavirus updates as 20,000 troops on standby and schools close
A 'Covid Support Force' is being put in place, the Defence Secretary has announced
Grimsby Telegraph - Published

Up to 20,000 service personnel to form part of Covid Support Force

Up to 20,000 service personnel are to form part of a Covid Support Force, the Defence Secretary has announced.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Five-year limit on armed forces prosecutions 'does not provide blanket immunity', says MoD

Defence secretary confirms plans for legislation, first reported by The Independent, that human rights groups call 'an insult to survivors'
Independent - Published

Wallace warns of ‘strong response’ as US launches air strikes in Iraq

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said those who harm Britain’s armed forces can expect a “strong response” as the US launched air strikes in Iraq following the death of a British army medic.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

British medic among three killed in rocket attack on military base in Iraq

Defence secretary condemns 'cowardly and retrograde' attack on coalition training camp near Baghdad
Independent - Published

‘Army happy to help flood-hit communities for as long as needed’

The Government will use “all means” available to help flood-hit communities, the Defence Secretary said, after the Army was sent in to help locals prepare for Storm Dennis.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Former UK defence secretary joins Genel Energy board

Sir Michael Fallon stepped down as an MP last year
FT.com - Published


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