The decision to bring a second UK aircraft carrier into service is a "relief", a campaign group has said.
Director of the UK National Defence Association Andy Smith said: "There has been uncertainty over this for far too long. The Government have realised at last the value that having two carriers will bring to the nation's defence and to our global power projection.
"But we hope this announcement is the first in a series of new commitments from the Government to invest in Britain's military capabilities. SDSR (Strategic Defence and Security Review) 2010 was a massive blow to British defence, bringing cut after cut, but now ministers have an opportunity to take a fresh look at defence provision and to give us a strategic review which is defence-led, and not Treasury-led, as the last SDSR was."
I've been told at the Nato summit that the intelligence services know exactly who 'Jihadi John' is - or at least are 99.9% certain.
The British aid worker being held by Islamic State is David Haines, a 44-year-old father-of-two from Perth, Scotland.
In a video statement which claims to record his final words US hostage and journalist Steven Sotloff blames US foreign policy for his death.