Defence

Australia’s choice: Chinese trade – or American security?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Chinese trade or American security? It may be hard to have both

Will Britain find a new role in the world after Brexit?

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Britain’s imperial past distorts the debate about our place in the world, but not in the way that is commonly…

Superdrone: the unmanned Taranis warplane will be the most advanced UK aircraft ever

To boldly go... Britain’s future is all about investing in home-grown technology and talent

9 July 2016 9:00 am

OPINION - Britain’s future is all about investing in home-grown technology and talent, says BAE’s Nigel Whitehead

If he’s lucky, Jeremy Corbyn might be as good on defence as Nero

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Chief of the Defence Staff Sir Nicholas Houghton is worried that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will never use the existing…

Wanted: a party leader willing to talk about defence

14 March 2015 9:00 am

In the 1984 US presidential election, Ronald Reagan came up with an effective way of embarrassing his rival Walter Mondale…

In this election, won't someone please weaponise defence?

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Britain is forfeiting its position on the world stage. With no national debate, we are surrendering our claim to be…

Hadrian’s advice for a new Defence Secretary

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Michael Fallon, the new Defence Secretary, is a classicist by training. What lessons, if any, might he take from his…

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Just as every child now thinks he’s going to die of global warming, so those of us who grew up…

Max Hastings’ diary: I love the British Army (but not the Blackadder version of it)

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The looming centenary of the outbreak of the first world war offers an opportunity to break away from the Blackadder/Oh!…

Little Britain

2 March 2013 9:00 am

The foreign news pages read increasingly like some terrible satire on western military decline. Two years ago French and British…