Issue The spread of weapons of mass destruction ( WMD ) poses a threat to the UK and the international community. Indiscriminate trade in conventional arms and the use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear ( CBRN ) weapons and ballistic missiles raises serious humanitarian and security concerns. We’re working around the world to champion and implement UK policies as set out in the National Counter-Proliferation Strategy to prevent the spread of CBRN weapons and ballistic missiles.
Countering weapons proliferation
UK policy and development UK policy is that depleted uranium ( DU ) can be used in weapons because it would be wrong to deny our Armed Forces a legitimate and effective capability that can help them achieve their objectives as quickly and safely as possible. Claims of serious health and environmental effects by a very small number of people attract media attention but are disputed by most scientists and international agencies. Whether other countries use DU munitions or not is a matter for them
Students from four British universities have travelled by sea to more than 30 European and Baltic ports with the Royal Navy for 12 weeks as part of an annual summer deployment.
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Seafaring students sail to the Baltic with the Royal Navy
Three RAF personnel have been selected to represent Great Britain in bobsleigh on the European and world stage this winter.
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RAF airmen selected for GB bobsleigh squad
Proud2Serve.net, an employee networking website that enables serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) military personnel to connect with like-minded people, has won the European Diversity Award for Outstanding Employee Network Group of the Year.
Forces LGBT networking site wins European Diversity Award