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.
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.
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).
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).