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British troops in training

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.

Russian anti-militarist protest, 2011

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. 

British soldiers in training

The army has been accused of pouring taxpayers' money into despearte and wasteful recruitment efforts, following news of £10,000 "golden hellos" to persuade former soldiers to re-enlist.

Ministry of Defence

The army have been accused of coming up with their most absurd excuse yet for their recruitment problems after suggesting that changing rules on facial hair will lead to more recruits. 

US-led coalition bomb exploding in Syria

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has accused Gavin Williamson of making dangerously inaccurate comments at the Conservative Party conference today. 

British troops in training

The Peace Pledge Union has said that it is unrealistic and naive to suggest that sending British troops to the Arctic will make people in the UK any safer.

Sign outside Bulford Military Court in Wiltshire

The army leadership and the Ministry of "Defence" have been accused of dodging the law over the deaths of three army reservists on a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons.

Young soldiers in training

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.

Armed Forces Day 2018

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.

Young recruits in military training

News published on 9 June 2018 revealed that the UK army is placing recruitment advertisements on social media around GCSE results day, encouraging young people who are disapp

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