Royal Navy warship HMS Mersey stalks Russian attack submarine though British waters

A Royal Navy warship has monitored a Russian attack submarine as the vessel travelled through British waters.     Portsmouth-based patrol ship HMS Mersey tracked the surfaced submarine, RFS Rostov Na Donu, as it moved through the North Sea and the English Channel.  The Kilo-class diesel powered attack submarine was moving through on its journey from the Baltic … Read more

Declassified US documents reveal how Soviets readied nuclear attack during 1983 NATO exercise

Newly released US intelligence files show how close the Soviet Union came to launching a nuclear attack during a NATO weapons exercise in 1983. The Communist bloc put fighter bombers strapped with nuclear bombs on high alert in East Germany during a ‘war scare’ prompted by NATO’s Able Archer command exercise in November 1983. Soviet … Read more

Declassified US documents reveal how Soviets readied nuclear attack during 1983 NATO exercise

Newly released US intelligence files show how close the Soviet Union came to launching a nuclear attack during a NATO weapons exercise in 1983. The Communist bloc put fighter bombers strapped with nuclear bombs on high alert in East Germany during a ‘war scare’ prompted by NATO’s Able Archer command exercise in November 1983. Soviet … Read more

NATO allies set to discuss Afghanistan withdrawal at two-day summit

NATO leaders are set to discuss withdrawing from Afghanistan this week as they meet for their first talks since Joe Biden took office. The US is currently committed to withdrawing its remaining 2,500 troops by May under a peace deal signed by President Trump, with NATO unlikely to leave its 9,600 soldiers in the country … Read more

Leaked Ministry of Defence report reveals 32 infantry battalions dangerously short of soldiers

The calamitous state of the British Army is revealed today in a leaked briefing. All but one of its 33 infantry battalions are dangerously short of combat-ready troops, according to the alarming Ministry of Defence report. Marked ‘Official: Sensitive’, it shows that key frontline units have barely half the manpower needed for operational deployment.  A … Read more

Leaked Ministry of Defence report reveals 32 infantry battalions dangerously short of soldiers

The calamitous state of the British Army is revealed today in a leaked briefing. All but one of its 33 infantry battalions are dangerously short of combat-ready troops, according to the alarming Ministry of Defence report. Marked ‘Official: Sensitive’, it shows that key frontline units have barely half the manpower needed for operational deployment.  A … Read more

UK could join ‘Asian NATO’ alliance to restrain China’s ambitions

Britain could be poised to join an alliance known as ‘Asian NATO’ in order to restrain China’s ambitions, it is believed.   Reports in Indian media have floated the idea of Britain joining the so-called ‘Quad’ which currently consists of the United States, Japan, India and Australia.   With Britain lining up what Dominic Raab has called … Read more

Relations between Russia and Nato are ‘at their lowest since the end of the Cold War’, envoys warn

Relations between Russia and Nato are ‘at their lowest since the end of the Cold War’, while there is a ‘growing risk’ of military conflict, it has today been warned. Former Russian and western diplomats have warned that treaties between the two military powers that have ‘safeguarded us for 30 years’ are ‘gone or fraying’. … Read more

Relations between Russia and Nato are ‘at their lowest since the end of the Cold War’, envoys warn

Relations between Russia and Nato are ‘at their lowest since the end of the Cold War’, while there is a ‘growing risk’ of military conflict, it has today been warned. Former Russian and western diplomats have warned that treaties between the two military powers that have ‘safeguarded us for 30 years’ are ‘gone or fraying’. … Read more