UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace will urge Jeremy Hunt to boost defense spending during a crunch meeting with the Chancellor. Speaking to Forces News, Ben Wallace says he will make sure that, in this difficult economic time, defense gets its fair share at their meeting on Thursday.
UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has announced that the government of Prime Minister Liz Truss intends to increase military spending up to to 3% of the country's Gross Domestic Product, per the Conservative leader's campaign promises, it was reported.
Tributes from across the military and defense world are being paid to Her Majesty The Queen following the death of the longest reigning monarch in British history. Defense politicians, and Members of Parliament who have military backgrounds, joined veterans and many military charities, several for which the Queen was patron, in paying their respects.
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense has announced that Veterans and the families of those who died during the Falkland Islands conflict are being invited to register for a balloted flight to the Islands. There will be 100 places on the flight, funded by MOD, with seats allocated to those eligible and a partner of their choice.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has paid tribute to veterans of the Falkland Islands conflict. In an address released by the Ministry of Defense (MOD), Mr Wallace reflected on the “sacrifice” and the “amazing achievement” of the UK's Armed Forces.
The Prime Minister's victory in Monday's confidence vote does not mean the end of Boris Johnson's problems. Tory MPs voted by 211 to 148 in support of the PM, but the scale of the revolt against his leadership leaves him wounded.
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has offered Veterans free flights to the Falklands after the Standard reported a massive hike in fares to the Islands on the 40th anniversary of the war.
UK will maintain a Royal Navy presence periodically in the High North, as part of plans announced by Defense Secretary in Norway. The Defense Secretary has announced plans to ensure freedom of navigation and protect critical underwater infrastructure in the Arctic as part of a new strategy in the region.
The Argentine foreign ministry reacted strongly to Defense Secretary Ben Wallace's statements published on Monday in the Daily Telegraph arguing that his belligerent threats and denigratory remarks towards Argentina are not compatible with the current level of diplomatic relations.
On Monday UK Defense secretary told the Falklands 40 Margaret Thatcher Day Lecture that Britain will continue to “stand up to bullies” wherever in the world they happen to be situated. He said: “Our enemies should not doubt Britain’s determination to stand up to bullies, to defend those who cannot defend themselves and for our values.”