Reporting the military: Caroline Wyatt
Former BBC defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt outlines the essentials to reporting conflict: sound knowledge, good contacts and accuracy
Reporting conflict and casualties
Impartial, independent reporting should take account of the view that 'we should support our troops' as well as the counter argument that 'we shouldn't be involved in the first place'
Embedded journalism: Reporting conflict
Jonathan Baker, former head of the BBC College of Journalism, looks at the role of the embedded reporter and issues surrounding due impartiality
From Cold War alliance to protection against cyber-attacks and security operations across Afghanistan, Nato has built both bridges and tensions
British Army’s size and structure
The regular British Army, with a full-time trained strength of less than 95,000 personnel, is being scaled back as reservists take on a bigger role
Royal Navy’s size and structure
The Navy carries out a wide range of tasks, from preparing for warfare and contributing forces to joint national operations, to protecting shipping and humanitarian relief
Royal Air Force’s size and structure
The RAF's structure is complex and takes some explaining. A guide to Air Command, stations, squadrons, flights - and defence review cuts
UK Special Forces
It has always been government policy not to comment on the activities of the UK Special Forces, with the SAS probably the best known of the four. So what do we know?