Britons view military personnel as “victims” who more likely to commit suicide, suffer from post-traumatic stress and serve prison time, according to a study, which claims these perceptions are inaccurate.
The US and China have signed a rare agreement to strengthen ties and develop a more productive military relationship. However, mistrust still remains, with Beijing saying progress can only be made if Washington respects China’s South China Sea ambitions.
The Obama administration would do well to apply lessons from the Korean War 55 years ago if it wants to avert a new war with China, which is growing increasingly wary of the US military’s presence in the region.
Proposed cuts of £1 billion to defense spending could leave Britain exposed if tensions in the South China Sea, where Britain has ‘huge commercial interests,’ escalate to war, according to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.
Beijing’s disclosure earlier this week of its latest military white paper, outlining a new doctrine moving beyond offshore defense to “open seas” defense, predictably rattled every exceptionalist’s skull and bone.
Negotiations on the Mistral ships in the Russian capital have wrapped up with no effect - and even without starting properly, sources told media, as the French delegation put forward an “absolutely impracticable” suggestion.
The official UK reaction to whistleblower William McNeilly’s report on security lapses on Trident nuclear submarines is an insult to the public and the claims need to be investigated further, WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT.