MoD face scrutiny over SAS shooting video in Francis Bradley inquest

The UK Ministry of Defence faces calls for clarity on when it became aware of a video allegedly showing an SAS operation that led to the death in Northern Ireland of Francis Bradley in 1986, amidst an ongoing inquest into the suspected “shoot-to-kill” incident.

Unveiled after 30 years: the hidden report on UK-Saudi arms deal corruption

The Guardian uncovers a previously suppressed official report revealing alleged corruption and secretive payments within the decades-old UK-Saudi arms contract, sparking calls for transparency and accountability.

SAS members detained over alleged war crimes in Syria comes amid wider scrutiny of Britain’s ‘elite’ forces

British military police have detained five SAS members for alleged war crimes in Syria, spotlighting the elite unit’s conduct amidst ongoing investigations into unlawful killings in Afghanistan and involvement in a domestic drug network

Retired senior officers accuse British military of being ‘woke’. But how valid are their concerns?

Amidst a polarized debate on diversity and national security, retired senior officers’ critique of “obsessive racialising” in the British military contrasts sharply with the need for systemic reforms to address ingrained issues of discrimination and underrepresentation.

Veteran homelessness in England rises by 14% despite promises of Johnny Mercer, Minister of State for Veterans’ Affairs

Despite the UK government’s commitment and an £8.8m housing fund, homelessness among armed forces veterans in England has increased by 14% in 2022-23.

Accountability and accusations of serious misconduct: who will address the allegations against General Gwyn Jenkins?

The delay in the MOD to address swiftly allegations against General Jenkins raises questions about accountability and the implications of delayed justice.

SAS soldiers reported caught in drug bust as their regiment investigated for Afghanistan war crimes

Armed officers in a joint military and civilian law enforcement operation arrested two SAS soldiers and a soldier’s spouse in Herefordshire, seizing suspected illegal drugs and raising concerns about discipline and integrity within the elite unit.

Tribunal challenges UK Ministry of Defence’s transparency on civilian casualties in military campaigns

The Ministry of Defence faces legal scrutiny for insufficient oversight and transparency in monitoring civilian casualties in its military operations against Islamic State.

Independent Inquiry relating to Afghanistan: day 2

Brian Altman, representing the Ministry of Defence, underscored the UK Armed Forces’ commitment to legal standards and operational integrity in Afghanistan, while Paul Greaney highlighted the Royal Military Police’s role in maintaining accountability and addressing allegations against military personnel, with both emphasizing respect for lives lost and adherence to international obligations.

Why did the UK MOD refuse to release ministerial letter on SAS killings in Afghanistan to AOAV, citing public interest grounds?

MOD refused to disclose to AOAV internal concerns raised by Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer in 2019 regarding the termination of an inquiry into alleged misconduct by UK special forces in Afghanistan

London Arms Fair showcases record exhibitors amid Ukraine invasion – UK company secured c. £1 million drone contract for Ukrainian Special Forces

The world’s largest arms fair promises peace in the world

Judge rules partial confidential hearings in UK Special Forces war crimes inquiry

A UK inquiry into alleged war crimes by British forces in Afghanistan will conduct some sessions in private, following a decision by the chair, Sir Charles Haddon-Cave.