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The British press called Russia an "acute threat" and China a "chronic threat"

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The British press published an interview with the Chief of the General Staff of the United Kingdom's troops, General Nick Carter. A conversation with the general was published on the pages of the newspaper The Times and is devoted primarily to the desire of Great Britain to improve its armed forces, to increase their effectiveness.


According to Nick Carter, he is ready to make every effort to increase the combat capability of the British army, in order to make it capable of responding to modern challenges.

The author of the material tells how, in the office of the Chief of the General Staff, he noticed a map with the inscription “View from Moscow”. At the same time, the Times material stated that if 2014 “few people remembered Russia, now it is perceived as an acute threat”. Noteworthy is the epithet in Britain given to modern China - a "chronic threat" to the interests of the United Kingdom and its allies.

The article says that in the near future, General Nick Carter will make a report in which he will outline all the threats to the UK and how the British Royal Armed Forces plans to counter these threats.

From the article:

Critical decisions in this regard are to be made within the next three months.

At the same time, the key change is a significant increase in the volume of the military budget of the United Kingdom. Under the need to counter the "acute threat" in the form of Russia and the "chronic threat" in the form of China, the British government is going to increase the expenditure side of the military budget by 24 billion pounds at once - within a 4-year period. This is the maximum increase in the budget of the British military department in fact since the end of the Cold War.

At the same time, the chief of the British General Staff said that "funding needs to be increased, since many NATO partners ignore the clause of the charter on the need to finance the army at the level of at least 2 percent of GDP."
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  1. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 21 December 2020 15: 07
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    The British press called Russia an "acute threat" and China a "chronic threat"

    Let's wait for the Russian press to call GB a puppet kingdom with clownish threats.
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 21 December 2020 15: 11
      +1
      Under the need to counter the "acute threat" in the form of Russia and the "chronic threat" in the form of China, the British government is going to increase the expenditure side of the military budget by 24 billion pounds at once - over a 4-year period.

      It's too late to drink Borjomi .... Only klystyr, gentlemen, only klystyr! hi
    2. RealPilot
      RealPilot 21 December 2020 16: 07
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      Well yes...
      Of course! More or less like this:

      "We want to bite you now in order to get out of the crisis at the expense of Russia's resources! We want so badly that we can't sit still ...

      But for the time being we will tolerate the Chinese for their consumer goods and other benefits ... Although we quietly and chronically hate! "

      So they don't hide anything ...
      But now they left the EU, and now communications inside will weaken from lockdowns and other troubles. And we will, in solidarity with the Scottish people, raise a glass of whiskeykarik in honor of their independence!

      What? And to you the same as you wish us, sir!
    3. Shiva83483
      Shiva83483 21 December 2020 21: 33
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      what kind of great britain? English United Kingdom, and nothing else
    4. SSR
      SSR 21 December 2020 22: 10
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      Quote: ROSS 42
      The British press called Russia an "acute threat" and China a "chronic threat"

      Let's wait for the Russian press to call GB a puppet kingdom with clownish threats.

      It might just be worth admitting to them that they are akin to the contagious infection of the planet.
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 21 December 2020 15: 09
    +2
    Now the UK is about to leave the EU and we'll have a look at its military budget!
    And they can do only one thing, another scandal with the ploy of poisoning another Navalny.
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 21 December 2020 15: 27
      +2
      Now the UK is about to leave the EU and we'll have a look at its military budget!
      I think that the military will not be allowed to pocket all the 50 billion pounds saved on payments to the Eurobudget per year. So little will really change.
      1. Berber
        Berber 21 December 2020 15: 34
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        Correctly noticed. There is always only money behind all statements. Another "sawman" started an old record.
  3. svp67
    svp67 21 December 2020 15: 11
    +4
    The British press called Russia an "acute threat" and China a "chronic threat"
    Well then Britain is an "old threat"
    1. Kuz
      Kuz 21 December 2020 15: 17
      +14
      confront the "acute threat" in the form of Russia

      Why should we resist? We are now also capitalists.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 21 December 2020 15: 30
        -2
        Quote: Kuz
        Why should we resist? We are now also capitalists.

        You Kuzya can be a capitalist, white and fluffy, pull out your teeth and insert gold or plastic ones, their attitude towards you will not change. fool
        1. Kuz
          Kuz 21 December 2020 15: 36
          +13
          Quote: Mavrikiy
          their attitude towards you will not change

          So it's not clear what they are afraid of? If we do not touch, then there will be no response from us.
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 21 December 2020 19: 17
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            They have always been afraid of Russia.

            "Russia has no friends, they are afraid of our vastness." Alexander III

            They know for sure that if something goes wrong, they will get it. So they spend the money. bully
          2. Obliterator
            Obliterator 21 December 2020 20: 03
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            Quote: Kuz
            So it's not clear what they are afraid of? If we do not touch, then there will be no response from us.

            It's just that the British general is trying to convince the public that taxpayers still need him and his office.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 21 December 2020 15: 35
      +6
      Quote: svp67
      Well then Britain is an "old threat"

      In order not to repeat itself, Britain is a permanent s-in-o-l-a-h-b.
    3. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 21 December 2020 15: 39
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      long-standing threat "

      Englishwoman smacks - from time immemorial ...
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 21 December 2020 15: 27
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    The British press called Russia an "acute threat" and China a "chronic threat"
    And they got it all mixed up, maybe for the first time in their lives. fool But the hint is clear. The acute threat will be eliminated immediately, surgically, but chill, walk and walk. But they are fighting with us (not fighting - the gut is thin) with Ivan the Terrible, and with China they fought for 10 years? request
    1. Igor Kobernik
      Igor Kobernik 21 December 2020 15: 38
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      Much earlier ... At the end of the XNUMXth century ... Because of this, the Russian - Japanese war happened ... The Britons solved their problems with China (where Russia's influence increased) at the expense of Japan ...
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 21 December 2020 15: 51
        -3
        Quote: Igor Kobernik
        Much earlier ... At the end of the XNUMXth century ... Because of this, the Russian - Japanese war happened ...

        Don't skip your lessons! However, what I mean ..... Engage in self-education from the textbooks of the USSR. With the Russo-Japanese War, England did not solve Chinese problems, but Russian ones. fool
        1. Igor Kobernik
          Igor Kobernik 21 December 2020 16: 19
          +1
          You don’t skip it .... Almost the entire Japanese Navy was built by England, moreover, on very preferential loans .... And it was more expensive for the Anglo-Saxons to stop the growing Russian influence in China ... So they used the "Zouaves", whose role was performed by Japan ... By the way, after the Russian - Japanese interest in Britain, Britain's interest in Japan dropped noticeably .... And China has always been a very tasty morsel for the colonialists ... So who skipped lessons?
          1. Mavrikiy
            Mavrikiy 21 December 2020 16: 29
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            I repeat for the gifted:
            With the Russo-Japanese War, England did not solve Chinese problems, but Russian ones.
            And what have you sanctified
            China - has always been a very tasty morsel for the colonialists
            At the end of 19, at the beginning of 20, it was more related to the United States. Well, there were, before that, the opium wars, but they ended and the defeated one left to wait for the moment. Well, he waited.
            1. Igor Kobernik
              Igor Kobernik 21 December 2020 16: 40
              +2
              Young man, I am not a "father" to "sanctify" anything ("And what did you sanctify") .... They address a stranger with "You", and it is with a capital letter .... And what is " late 19th and early 20th "??? That is, in your opinion, the end of the 19th is 1899, and the beginning of the 20th is already 1901? Has the geopolitical situation changed radically in a year or a year and a half? Yes, in 1901, the United States was of little interest to anyone as a regional power, nothing more. In two world wars rose ... You yourself - then read your posts ???
    2. Kuz
      Kuz 21 December 2020 15: 42
      +13
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      fought with China for 10 years

      China once got out of them - it immediately became a threat. And in recent years, they've gotten graters over Hong Kong.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 21 December 2020 16: 37
        -1
        Quote: Kuz
        China once got out of them - it immediately became a threat. And in recent years, they've gotten graters over Hong Kong.

        They don't have graters because of the territories, everything is in the past. All the graters of China because of the bobble from the USA, Arrogant in the wings.
  5. Igor Kobernik
    Igor Kobernik 21 December 2020 15: 34
    +2
    British soldiers have repeatedly visited Russian soil, and by no means as tourists, and far from for peaceful purposes ... And how many times have our military visited the UK lands? Starting from the Russian Empire ... Then you can not discuss ...
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 21 December 2020 15: 45
      +4
      Or should we argue with Europe new?
      Il Russian weaned from victories?
      Or a little of us? Or from Perm to Tauris,
      From the Finnish cold rocks to the flaming Colchis,
      From the shocked Kremlin
      To the walls of immobile China,
      Shiny bristles,
      Will not the Russian land rise? ..
      So send us to us, Vitia,
      His angry sons:
      There is a place for them in the fields of Russia,
      Among the coffins that are not theirs.

      A.S. Pushkin
      1831
  6. t-12
    t-12 21 December 2020 15: 34
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    and China is a "chronic threat"

    Maybe xтonic?
  7. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 21 December 2020 15: 47
    -1
    Something on the "small island" is afraid, or what? laughing
  8. cniza
    cniza 21 December 2020 15: 48
    +3
    At the same time, the key change is a significant increase in the volume of the military budget of the United Kingdom.


    Who would doubt it, everyone wants money ...
  9. newcomer
    newcomer 21 December 2020 15: 48
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    "Network-centric", "global", "space", "nuclear", "military", simply "threat", "humanitarian", now "acute". The Anglo-Saxons probably run out of epithets. Yeah: tendet_ don't carry bags. I could simply say: "Give more pounds to seize Russian territories and mineral resources." After all, they are suffocating, they no longer pull without colonies. Damn them.
  10. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 21 December 2020 16: 01
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    Nothing new. In the West, there is one fashion designer and everyone has the same patterns!
  11. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 21 December 2020 16: 09
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    Russia agreed to cooperate with ASTROZENEKA in order to help all mankind with a vaccine, and these Russophobes are in a hurry. "ACUTE THREAT", and does not flinch wassat
  12. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 21 December 2020 16: 52
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    But small Britain - chronic hemorrhoids. How does this island pimple intend to "confront" Russia and China when it is already safely "subject" under the mattresses?
    Although it does not stop shitting.
  13. Baloo
    Baloo 21 December 2020 17: 04
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    the people themselves are a threat to themselves. China is more dangerous than Russia, which seeks partnerships with everyone. Even more dangerous is the United States, or rather those financial structures included in the Federal Reserve System. V. Baruch was the ideological inspirer of the creation of the FRS in 1913, seducing W. Wilson to make money by fomenting wars. Just one example of the essence of the Fed: when Kennedy decided to limit the influence of the Fed, the old dragon Baruch met with Kennedy, there is a photo on the internet. We are unlikely to know what we were talking about. Only now, less than a month later, Kennedy was killed. The Americans also had a hand in the First World War and all subsequent ones. Ferdinand's motorcade (like Kennedy's) changed its route at the last moment.
  14. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 21 December 2020 17: 45
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    Noteworthy is the epithet in Britain given to modern China - a "chronic threat" to the interests of the United Kingdom and its allies.

    Nothing! All to the point is that soon the impudent Saxons will have to answer for many sins before the Chinese.
  15. iouris
    iouris 21 December 2020 18: 26
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    How low we have fallen: Great Britain will "oppose" us.
  16. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 22 December 2020 03: 58
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    - "funding needs to be increased, since many NATO partners ignore the clause of the charter on the need to finance the army at the level of at least 2 percent of GDP." - who is talking about what and "lousy" about the bath !!! Where will you take these 2% after leaving the EU !?