Britain’s spending on its fleet of F-35 warplanes has risen by 10 per cent thanks to a drop in the pound Times photographer Richard PohleThe cost of Britain’s next generation warplane is about to increase as the United States launches a £3 billion update for the aircraft to counter new threats.
Reservist soldiers from the London Regiment on exercise in Norfolk Times photographer Richard PohleThe army is set to hit a target of increasing its pool of part-time soldiers to 30,000 within two years thanks to local recruitment efforts and a decision to soften the definition of a trained reservist. A report into the reserve forces across the army, navy and air force, praised a refocused effort on rebuilding the services that was launched in 2011.
Britain’s military and counterterrorism capability is to be reviewed amid concern that plans to buy warships, fighter jets and submarines are underfunded by up to £20 billion. Mark Sedwill, the national security adviser, will oversee the work, which will complement a 2015 review of defence and the security and intelligence services. The announcement came as it emerged that the army has shrunk by 400 soldiers in the two months to the start of June because of recruitment and retention problems.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".