An administrative error led the UK Ministry of Defence to exclude nearly 30 types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from its annual equipment inventory, sparking concerns over the accuracy and management of military assets.
The report advocates for enhanced parliamentary oversight and accountability of UK Special Forces in response to concerns over the ‘no comment’ policy and the absence of external scrutiny.
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The declining number of combat-related deaths in the UK Armed Forces reveals a growing concern over suicide rates, as mental health challenges emerge as a critical modern threat for military personnel.
In February 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,155 deaths and injuries from 469 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 53% (1,133) of the deaths and injuries recorded.
UK’s largest military charities holding assets of £1.4bn and unrestricted reserves of £275m raise concerns over hoarding cash, with questions being raised over the best ratio of reserves to income and recent donations to military charities, while the Charity Commission warns about charity with big reserves may provoke resentment if it seeks more funds.