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Money to burn

Global military expenditure rose by 3.6% (from 2018) to reach $1.917 trillion in 2019, according to data compiled by The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), released in April<

High ideals: VE Day, Covid and an anti-militarist future

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Joe Glenton from ForcesWatch reflects on what happened to the ideas and hopes that flourished after the Second World War, and what we can learn from this for a post-COVID world. 


Wake up, wake up

Rebecca Elson-Watkins takes at look at Mic Dixon's new film War School


Denbighshire discuss military recruitment in schools

UK condemned as international outlier on child recruitment


Carbon bootprint

The British military emits more carbon than the whole of Iceland. The annual emissions from the ministry of defence are equivalent to 3.2 million tonnes of CO2.

Sign up or salute the troops

A ForcesWatch report on selling the military


The mark of Cain: ‘Making Sense of the Warrior’

Responses from peace activists to the BBC’s 2018 Reith Lectures on war


Billy Bishop Goes To War – Review

31 October – 24 November, Jermyn Street Theatre


The Good Soldier Schwejk – film review

A film that uses humour to convey the absurdity of armed conflict.



The British army is targeting young working-class people for recruitment, an internal marketing document has revealed.