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DEFENCE DAILY: British Army Troops Investigated For Alleged Drugs Misuse And PM To Urge World Leaders On Chemical Weapons

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Soldiers Investigated For Drug Use

A number of British Army soldiers are under investigation for alleged drugs misuse.

Brigadier Christopher Coles, head of Army personnel services group, said: "I can confirm that a number of soldiers from the Coldstream Guards are under investigation for alleged drugs misuse.

"Drugs abuse is incompatible with military service and those caught taking drugs can expect to be discharged."

 

Prime Minister To Urge World Leaders On Chemical Weapons

Theresa May is to call on world leaders to do more to hold Russia and Syria to account for their use of chemical weapons.

 

US Approves Sale Of Aircraft Spare Parts

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million.