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World - War in Ukraine
1/15/2024 2:51:01 PM
Britain will send 20,000 armed forces personnel to one of NATO's largest exercises since the Cold War, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Monday, warning of increasing threats to the Western-led alliance.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
1/1/2024 2:34:30 PM
Defence Secretary Grant Shapps said Monday that Britain is "willing to take direct action" against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen who have repeatedly attacked Israel-linked vessels in the Red Sea.

World - War in Ukraine
11/20/2023 12:14:49 PM
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin made an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Monday to reassure Ukraine that Washington will continue supporting its fight against invading Russian forces.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
11/9/2023 11:17:17 AM
US warplanes carried out a strike on an Iran-linked weapons storage facility in eastern Syria on Wednesday in response to attacks against American personnel, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

World - Region
10/12/2023 6:48:46 PM
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday that Washington did not put any conditions on the way Israel can use the weapons it provides for fighting Hamas.

World - War in Ukraine
10/11/2023 8:42:25 PM
Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday that the United States will provide a new $200 million military assistance package for Ukraine, as opposition from hardline Republican lawmakers puts future aid for Kyiv in doubt.

World - War in Ukraine
9/19/2023 7:03:12 PM
Ukraine will soon receive M1 Abrams tanks from the United States as Kyiv's forces steadily advance in their counter-offensive against Moscow's troops, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday.

World - International
9/6/2023 10:41:38 AM
Britain is to ban Russian mercenary outfit the Wagner Group as a terrorist organisation, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed Wednesday.

World - International
8/31/2023 12:15:36 PM
Grant Shapps was on Thursday named as the UK's new defence secretary, replacing the long-serving Ben Wallace.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
3/8/2023 3:24:42 PM
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tweeted on Wednesday that America’s defence partnership with Egypt is an “essential pillar” of Washington’s commitment to the Middle East.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
6/10/2022 6:40:15 PM
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday praised British leadership and its support for Kyiv's fight against Russia during an unannounced visit from UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

War in Ukraine - Military
3/29/2022 8:39:34 PM
Britain is to reinforce its military presence in the Arctic in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Tuesday.

World - International
2/7/2022 8:16:55 PM
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace on Monday said 350 more British troops would be sent to the Polish border, to shore up NATO's eastern flank against any Russian aggression.

World - International
10/18/2021 4:34:01 PM
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday paid tribute to Colin Powell, saying the world had lost "one of the greatest leaders we have ever witnessed".

World - International
8/12/2021 11:34:46 PM
'The security of British nationals, British military personnel and former Afghan staff is our first priority. We must do everything we can to ensure their safety,' Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said

World - International
10/26/2020 3:09:57 PM
UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patel authorised the armed forces to board the tanker "to safeguard life and secure a ship that was subject to suspected hijacking", the defence ministry said

World - International
5/1/2019 7:34:47 PM

World - International
10/25/2018 9:37:39 AM

World - Region
2/4/2018 10:43:37 AM
On Friday, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters his government was concerned sarin gas may have been recently used in Syria

World - Region
4/22/2017 1:25:50 PM

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