11/02/2019ForcesWatch commentWith the recent reporting about relaxed rules of engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan, we take a quick look at some of the key questions around the allegations of abuse and killing by UK troops.
01/02/2019ForcesWatch commentWe welcome Liberty's Second Rate Justice report and the launch of their new Human Rights Helpline for the UK Armed Forces.
31/01/2019ForcesWatch commentThe armed forces are engaging in 'war games', reservists will be mobilised and Brexit planners are reportedly looking at the possibility of martial law in the event of a no-deal.
20/12/2018ForcesWatch comment2018 has been the centenary year of the Royal Air Force. While many think of the RAF in the sepia tones of the Battle of Britain, and the RAF leans heavily on a mystique that sets it apart from the army and navy, there is far more to be said about the service. We explore the role it has played in the last 100 years in bringing the asymmetry of air power to conflicts with often devastating effect.
08/11/2018While militarism has long been a central dynamic in British history, it has current manifestations that are particular to the present day. We look at key aspects of 'the new tide of militarisation' in the UK and list further sources of information on everyday militarism.
12/10/2018With recent announcements about cadets in schools and Cyber Cadets, we critique government commissioned research and political thinking that could lead to a far wider introduction of cadets and the harnessing of young people into 'tackling security threats'.
28/09/2018The BBC drama Bodyguard misrepresents the actions and concerns of veterans working for peace.
10/09/2018ICM survey was commissioned by campaigners against child soldiers
10/09/2018Recruitment drive focuses on teenagers seeking adrenaline, says Child Soldiers International