Prince Charles has spoken of the challenges faced by the Armed Forces and how Fusilier Lee Rigby's "brutal" death has affected the morale.
The outgoing British Armed Forces chief told ITV News it was "necessary" that the West would have to negotiate with the Taliban.
The families of RAF pilots killed in April 1945 have finally been given some answers on happened them.
The UK is in talks about providing "limited logistical support" in the Central African Republic.
The assistance could involve the use of a transport aircraft or similar logistical support but the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said there was no prospect of combat troops being sent.
An MoD spokesman said: "Following agreement on UNSCR today to strengthen role of international forces in the CAR, the UK is in discussions with the French about providing limited logistical support. Sending UK combat troops is not on the table."
The SNP has said that an independent Scottish military would have three times as many regular personnel as reservists, and a focus on maritime defence:
#indyplan priorities: Reconfigure the defence estate we inherit to suit Scotland's needs, with 15,000 regular and 5,000 reserve personnel
#indyplan priorities: Build a focus on maritime defence to protect our assets and contribute to collective security in the North Atlantic
Salmond also said "we don't foresee the requirement, the need, or the sense in spending billions of pounds on weapons of mass destruction".
A drive to end the use of child soldiers could push the minimum age of Army enlistment up to 18-years-old, it has emerged.
Campaigners said the minimum age of enlistment during World War One was 18, so allowing 16-year-olds to join up in 21st century Britain made no sense.
The MoD enlists soldiers at 16 and deploys from the age of 18, but still refuses to implement a total ban on deployment of under-18s.
In an open letter sent to defence minister Mark Francois, Child Soldiers International praised the Ministry of Defence criticised the army's recruitment policy:
"Current recruitment policy channels the youngest most disadvantaged recruits into the most dangerous frontline combat roles.
"Those recruited at 16 have faced double the risk of fatality of adult recruits throughout the conflict in Afghanistan."
– A BAE Systems spokesman
We continue to work closely with the Ministry of Defence to explore all possible options to determine how best to sustain the capability to deliver complex warships in the UK in the future.
This work is ongoing and we are committed to keeping our employees and trade unions informed as it progresses.
Hundreds of jobs at BAE Systems shipyards in Glasgow are under threat, STV reports.
The defence firm is expected to announce on Thursday that it is cutting around 1000 posts at its bases in Govan and Scotstoun in Glasgow, as well as in Plymouth and Portsmouth.
It follows BAE Systems announcement that five cranes are to be decommissioned.
On Saturday, Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called on the defence contractor to "come clean" about the future of Govan shipyard.
"BAE has to come clean. The workforce has been through the mill too many times before. It would be outrageous if Govan doesn't have a future", she said.
After the UK's most senior general admitted an Army recruitment drive for part time soldiers had got off to a "wobbly start" there have been concerns about whether the Ministry of Defence will hit its ambitious targets.
In order to offset a cut of 20,000 in the size of the Regular Army - the MoD is committed to increasing the size of the Army Reserve (the new name for the Territorial Army) by a third - from 19,000 to 30,000.
Leaked memos have suggested the target will be very difficult to reach.
However, the Defence Secretary has just told the House of Commons that 1,576 applications have been received since the campaign was launched.
And last week the Army Reserve recruitment team received 380 applications.
Given the MoD needs only to recruit an average of 42 reservists per week, it would appear this target might be easier to reach than even the MoD's own generals anticipate.
Concerns are mounting over the future of one of BAE Systems' Glasgow shipyards following the announcement that five cranes are to be decommissioned, according to Scotland's Deputy First Minister.
Nicola Sturgeon has called on the defence contractor to "come clean" over its plans for the Govan yard and its 1,500-strong workforce amid speculation that it "doesn't have a future".
Speaking in her capacity as MSP for Govan, Ms Sturgeon said: "I am hugely concerned about the future of Govan shipyard. There's mounting speculation in the yard that it doesn't have a future.
"BAE has to come clean. The workforce has been through the mill too many times before. It would be outrageous if Govan doesn't have a future.
BAE said last year that it is considering closing one of its three major shipyards in a move that could threaten more than 1,000 jobs.
In a statement to The Herald newspaper, a BAE spokesman said: "Clydeport is removing dockside portal cranes which are no longer fit for purpose. Work is expected to last 18 months." He said the review of maritime operations is a "separate issue".
Four British soldiers have been sentenced to community service and fines after admitting their role in a fight with an off-duty policeman outside a New York bar.
The incident occurred during a military rugby team trip in August.
Criminal complaints say the officer was punched and his mobile phone was taken.
Ratu-losefo Yavala yesterday pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and petit larceny, while Thomas Shute admitted misdemeanor assault, court records show .
Mosese Kurulala and Iliakini Raderua pleaded guilty to violations, which are not crimes under US law.
The Ministry of Defence has been contacted for comment.
Convicted hackers could be signed up to the UK's new cyber force despite their criminal past, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond indicated.
Speaking to BBC2's Newsnight, he said: "Each individual case would be looked at on its merits.
"The conviction would be examined in terms of how long ago it was, how serious it was, what sort of sentence had followed. So I can't rule it out."
The Ministry of Defence has insisted it is confident that it could get the required numbers of reservists.
A spokesman said:
We have been clear that the regular Army is becoming smaller but we are committed to delivering a fully integrated strength of 120,000 by 2018.
Over a year ago we announced changes to the Army's structure so it is more reflective of the complex global situation.
We have always acknowledged that growing the Reserves would be a challenge which is why we are investing £1.8 billion in training, support and equipment for the
Reserves over the next 10 years, as well as running a sustained recruitment campaign aimed at young people to showcase the diverse range of career paths that are available in both the Regular Army and the Army Reserve.