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SAS must be named in inquiry into alleged unlawful killings, says Afghan families’ lawyer

MoD acknowledged at preliminary hearing that ‘UK special forces’ were present in AfghanistanA partial admission by the defence secretary that UK special forces were present in Afghanistan risks discrediting a public inquiry investigating allegations of…

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‘Path of error and danger’: China angry and confused over Aukus deal

Deal is designed to counter perceived threat from Beijing but analysts in China say it could push region closer to conflictWhen the UK, the US and Australia announced the details of their multibillion-dollar deal to provide Australia with nuclear-power…

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What is the Aukus submarine deal and what does it mean? – the key facts

The four-phase plan has made nuclear arms control experts nervous … here’s whyAukus: nuclear submarines deal will cost Australia up to $368bnIn a tripartite deal with the US and the UK, Australia has unveiled a plan to acquire a fleet of up to eight nu…

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Size of UK’s nuclear submarine fleet could double under Aukus plans

First of new vessels expected to be seaworthy by the end of 2030s, with Australia receiving theirs in early 2040sThe UK’s nuclear-powered submarine fleet could double in size as plans were revealed for the new “Aukus” vessels to be based on a British d…

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