A British military transport plane en route to assist French forces in Mali made it as far as Paris before breaking down, a minister has confirmed to MPs.
Nearly half of all British troops currently in Afghanistan will be withdrawn by the end of 2013's "fighting season", ministers have confirmed.
Campaigners have expressed disappointment after it emerged the government's main defence laboratory is steadily increasing its number of experiments on animals.
David Cameron is in the Middle East today, angering campaigners who oppose his efforts to sell Typhoon jets to countries with questionable human rights records.
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The government has confirmed that it will use ground-based air defence systems as security during the Olympic Games.
The coalition has reversed its decision to switch the kind of fighter jet Britain's military will use on its aircraft carriers.
Britain's national security policy in the Middle East is moving away from Pakistan and Afghanistan, Britain's national security advisor has said.
The government's 2010 report on Britain's defence strategy has come under heavy criticism from the committee set up to scrutinise it.
Up to 4,300 armed services personnel are being made redundant today as the Ministry of Defence (MoD) continues its cuts to the size of Britain's military.
Two-thirds of defence and security professionals believe the need for a carrier strike capability has become more pressing since last year.
Liam Fox cut a proud and unapologetic figure today as he issued a personal statement to the Commons following his resignation from Cabinet.
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Liam Fox's replacement as defence secretary is also facing questions about his relationship with lobbyists, as the aftermath of the scandal continues to unsettle Westminster.
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Liam Fox has resigned as defence secretary after a week of speculation about his future.
If anyone did feel sorry for him, they had only themselves to blame.
Labour has written to the Electoral Commission demanding a new investigation into Liam Fox following reports that his friend Adam Werrity may be funded by shadowy political donors.
Critics lashed out at the "innuendo" which dominated the media attack on Liam Fox today, as the row reached fever pitch.
Labour turned up the heat on Liam Fox today, as the row over his friendship with Adam Werritty refused to die down.
Liam Fox managed to survive the storm of allegations around him today, but he still faces an inquiry into his behaviour.
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