All articles by Isla MacRae

Isla MacRae

Trump and DoD clash over US troop withdrawal from Germany

On 29 July, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced a plan to withdraw 11,900 military personnel from Germany as President Donald Trump commented that Germany was “delinquent” in its attitude towards NATO defence spending.

UK troops prepare for Mali deployment

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that troops deploying to the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operation Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Mali this December have reached a significant training milestone in preparation for their upcoming mission.

Dstl awards QinetiQ £300m Weapons Sector Research Framework contract

The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has signed a £300m five-year framework contract with British multinational defence technology company QinetiQ to lead the Weapons Sector Research Framework (WSRF).

Esper affirms US commitment to Indo-Pacific

The US has identified the Indo-Pacific region as crucial to its commitment to the US National Defence Strategy. Defense Secretary Dr Mark Esper outlined the policy in a virtual speech on 17 July to UK think -tank International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

US DoD works to close diversity and inclusion gaps

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced its growing commitment to embracing diversity and improving inclusivity within the department.