The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has said that the Chancellor's announcement of another £1bn for the armed forces reveals a government in denial about the failure of armed force to achieve its stated aims.
Pacifists and other peace activists have criticised Donald Trump’s latest comments about building up the USA’s nuclear arsenal. They also challenged the response of Vladimir Putin’s government in Russia, who have threatened to respond in kind.
Supporters of so-called "national service" continue to insist that the reintroduction of military conscription in Britain will solve a range of problems, from knife crime and poor discipline to family breakdown and illiteracy.
In the latest sign of the army's inability to cope with criticism, an army officer in Leicester called out the police on Saturday (23 June) against a group of local people who were peacefully demonstrating against militarism.