UK is ‘arming world’s most corrupt nations’
Should Britain quit the arms trade? Countries around the world are fighting wars using British bombs, warplanes, and guns. And the old arguments in defence of arms sales are faltering.
Trump threatens Syria over chemical attack
The US president warned that Syria would “pay a heavy price” if it launched another chemical attack against civilians. But is that so much worse than killing them with bullets and bombs?
‘The most destructive weapon of all time’
The phone Adolf Hitler used to arrange genocide and murder has fetched nearly £200,000 at auction. Is a phone a weapon? And do its owner’s actions make it deadlier than a gun or a bomb?
World's largest weapons fair opens in London
More than 1,500 exhibitors from the defence and security industries will sell their goods at an exhibition starting today. The event has been criticised, but are weapons just part of life?
Tomahawk missile: the long arm of the war
The terrifying force of this sophisticated weapon is proving a key element in the allied assault on Libyan military targets. A triumph of technology?