Ammunition, viagra pills and dozens of bayonets were among items stolen from the Ministry of Defence over the last seven years.
The Defence Secretary has defended the use of unmanned aircrafts as the UK's drone nerve centre was revealed for the first time.
A soldier who lost his arm in Afghanistan has become the first Briton to benefit from a new type of prosthetic controlled by the mind.
The Ukraine crisis should prompt a rethink about defence cuts, the head of NATO said.
Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the Crimea stand-off showed insecurity was "much more expensive."
"Recent events in Crimea remind us that there is still a threat in Europe, a potential threat against security and stability," he told BBC Radio 4's Today.
"It is a reminder that European nations should invest sufficiently in our common defence and security.
"Obviously, defence comes at a cost but insecurity is much more expensive.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has accused a committee of MPs of failing to recognise the need to counter evolving threats, such as potential cyber-attacks, meant there had to be a shift in the balance of defence spending.
Mr Hammond said:
It is not possible to maintain traditional regular forces at historic levels while also investing in countering the threats of tomorrow.
The Army 2020 structure is not simply about a reduction in size; it is a complete overhaul of how the Army works to deliver a fully-integrated force, using a better mix of regulars, reserves and contractors to get the maximum defence effect from the budget.
An influential group of MPs has warned that if ministers attempt to make any further cuts, the whole Army 2020 plan would "unravel" completely.
Under the plan, the size of the regular Army is being slashed from 102,000 troops to 82,000 while the numbers of part time reservists will expand to 30,000 by 2018.
In a hard-hitting report, the Commons Defence Committee said the rationale for the plan remained untested while the "high level of change" involved - at a time when troops were still engaged in Afghanistan - could "compromise" its ability to respond to emergencies.
It complained at the "apparent lack of consultation and involvement" of the head of the Army, General Sir Peter Wall, who was simply told by the senior civil servant at the Ministry of Defence what the future strength of the Army would be.
Government cuts to the Army have not been thought through and could leave Britain dangerously exposed in the event of a future crisis, MPs have warned.
The Commons Defence Committee said the restructuring progamme - known as the Army 2020 plan - was driven by the need to fit a "financial envelope" rather than a proper assessment of potential threats.
It has urged the Ministry of Defence to draw up contingency plans for a rapid recruitment programme in case there was urgent need for more troops to deal with an emergency.
Former US defence secretary Robert Gates, who served under presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, focused on cuts to the UK Navy as particularly damaging. He said that for the first time since World War One, Britain did not have an operational aircraft carrier.
The Ministry of Defence has defended levels of spending within the military spending, and said that the UK had the best equipped and well trained armed forces outside of the US.
A former US defence secretary has warned that cuts to the UK's armed forces will limit its ability to act as a major world player.
Robert Gates said the halt on spending would see the UK longer maintaining its status as a full US military partner.
Mr Gates told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "With the fairly substantial reductions in defence spending in Great Britain, what we're finding is that it won't have full spectrum capabilities and the ability to be a full partner as they have been in the past."
Spanish princess, the Infanta Cristina will not appeal a court ruling summoning
her to face questioning in relation to an alleged fraud and money-laundering.
The 48-year-old princess is due to appear on March 8 to answer questions over her partnership with her husband Inaki Urdangarin in a firm called Aizoon.
A new TV advert is aimed at encouraging people to join regular army and reserves as part of the latest recruitment drive.
– Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Peter Wall,
The army offers people unique opportunities for challenge and adventure, both at home and overseas, during peacetime and on operations.
It develops personal qualities that are key to success in any walk of life: leadership, judgement, determination, and physical stamina.