Strategic Defence Review

  • 20 Jan 2011

    A former top diplomat’s comments that the military had a “use them or lose them” attitude to troops in Afghanistan was no “slip of the tongue”, a former Defence Secretary tells Channel 4 News.

  • 17 Dec 2010

    Watch all the latest on the day’s big events at home and abroad – and contribute to our big conversation on the Channel 4 News live blog. Follow #c4news.

  • 3 Dec 2010

    In scrapping the HMS Ark Royal, the UK is giving up membership of a global club with just one remaining member – nations with top-of-the-range aircraft carriers, writes expert Dr Lee Willett.

  • 7 Nov 2010

    As protesters march in Lossiemouth, Hollywood star Ewan McGregor has joined the campaign to stop the town’s RAF base being relocated to RAF Marham, in Norfolk.

  • 2 Nov 2010

    As the UK and France agree to share military capabilities including aircraft carriers, a defence expert tells Channel 4 News he is surprised at the “sexy” top-level deal.

  • 1 Nov 2010

    There is a widespread perception in Washington that Britain failed in Iraq and is failing in Afghanistan, an adviser to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps tells Channel 4 News.

  • 28 Oct 2010

    Sir John Sawers, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service – known as ‘C’ in Whitehall, is the first serving MI6 chief to deliver a public speech on international terrorism – follow it live here.

  • 25 Oct 2010

    The Ministry of Defence could face a bill of hundreds of millions of pounds to repair a nuclear-powered submarine which ran aground last week, depending on the damage, an expert tells Channel 4 News.

  • 19 Oct 2010

    As heavy cuts to the defence budget are announced Michael Codner, director of military sciences at RUSI and former navy commander, writes for Channel 4 News on the implications for Armed Forces.

  • 19 Oct 2010

    The Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is to be scrapped along with its fleet of Harrier jets as the coalition prepares to announce cuts in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

  • 19 Oct 2010

    The Harrier jet is to be retired after more than 40 years of service to the RAF and Navy, the government confirmed today in its announcement of defence spending cuts.

  • 19 Oct 2010

    The Government announces an 8 per cent cut to the Defence Budget with almost 50,000 jobs being axed along with naval destroyers, Harrier jets and the Nimrod aircraft project.

  • 19 Oct 2010

    David Cameron presents the Strategic Defence Review, cuts are expected to fall on the army in Germany, the Navy’s carrier fleet and RAF aircraft. Follow it as it happens on our live blog.

  • 19 Oct 2010

    A former commander of British troops in Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Kemp, tells Channel 4 News the Strategic Defence and Security Review should have considered combining the Army, Royal Navy and RAF.

  • 18 Oct 2010

    Cheap petrol, expensive cocaine, rescue at sea, every computer you use today. They’re all in play in the Defence Review, writes Carl Dinnen.