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Representing one-quarter of the RAF, and with a track record on procurement, I believe I am the right person to chair the Defence Committee and hold government to account
We need new thinking about how the government spends its defence budget. I have the experience to bring this as chair of the Defence Select Committee, writes Bernard Jenkin MP
The Defence Committee demands a strong and experienced chair who will speak up without fear or favour, writes James Gray MP
The rise of China and the fundamental questions about the UK’s hard power capacity are major issues for the Defence Select Committee, writes Tobias Ellwood MP
A negative press briefing shows the MoD to be fighting back against misjudged cuts. Defence Select Committee chair Julian Lewis reports on the coup that failed
Ministers' oversight of cybersecurity threats is “wholly inadequate” in the face of a “potentially devastating” major attack on Britain's infrastructure, a powerful parliamentary committee has said.
We have dangerously downgraded the status of defence in our national priorities. Spending must rise to 3% of GDP if the UK is to face up to modern-day threats, writes the chair of the Defence Select Committee Julian Lewis
Salisbury shows that the downgrading of defence must be reversed. We need a spending target of 3% of GDP, writes Defence Select Committee chair Julian Lewis
The distortion that most veterans are mentally damaged by their time in uniform is not only a myth but also potentially damaging to veterans, since it may discourage them from seeking help, says Chairman of the Defence Committee, Julian Lewis MP.
Theresa May should boost Britain's defence spending or risk losing influence with US President Donald Trump, a cross-party committee of MPs has warned.
Bombing the Assad regime in retaliation for the chemical attack on Syrian civilians risks "helping al-Qaeda", the Tory chairman of the Defence Select Committee has warned.
Like Russian leaders before him, Vladimir Putin respects strength and punishes weakness. The Defence Secretary must win his battle with the Treasury for more funding, writes Julian Lewis
Dods Monitoring’s Connor Smart reviews Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s first appearance before the Defence Select Committee, saying some may view what was revealed during the session as a key turning point.
Philip Hammond is allowing the armed forces to shrink in a dangerous pursuit of votes at the next election, the chair of the Defence Select Committee has suggested.
The spending decisions of successive governments have left our defences ‘hollowed out’, warns Defence Committee chair Julian Lewis
Julian Lewis believes the West is facing a threat to its security not seen since the 1980s. The Defence Select Committee chair tells Sebastian Whale why he’s fighting to increase the MoD's budget – and why he hopes the 'dire prospect' of an EU Army does not become a reality