UK Defense Secretary says British army is weakening and needs investment

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UK Defense Secretary says British army is weakening and needs investment

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said in an interview with Sky News that the British army has lagged behind its partners, continuing to weaken, and therefore needs investment.

The head of the British Ministry of Defense said this after one of the American generals said that the British army is no longer one of the strongest in the world. There was talk of the need to change this situation as soon as possible and to increase spending on the army.



The publication notes that Wallace agreed with the need for urgent action, but said that the government is already investing 34 billion pounds in a plan to equip the army until 2033.

According to the British minister, the country "does not have a magic wand" and the corresponding production capacity to change everything overnight and serious investments are needed for this.

There are only two countries on earth that can maintain near-permanent production lines and they are China and the United States.

Wallace noted.

He also added that similar problems are observed in many European countries.

Downing Street also said that the British prime minister still considers the British army a "top-level fighting force", despite the warning of the American general.

Tobias Ellwood, Chairman of the Defense Committee of the British Parliament, does not share the optimism of the British Prime Minister and believes that the authorities should be very concerned about the current capabilities of the armed forces. He also urged the government to reverse the reduction in the size of the army, which has recently been reduced by 10 troops.

In general, this looks like an information campaign planned by the British high-ranking military, the result of which should be a significant increase in government spending on the army and navy.
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  1. +1
    January 31 2023
    Yesterday, the Britons in the US were told that they were no longer the first-class army in the world.
    An unnamed US general said this head-on to UK Secretary of Defense Wallace.
    1. +2
      January 31 2023
      To understand the real number of the small British army and its technical equipment) add to it its colonial regions ruled by governors general and local puppet prime ministers)) and this is also Canada with Australia and New Zealand, which seem to be "politically independent")) but according to all foreign policy issues are echoed by the opinion of Downing Street, like parrots) so do not underestimate the enemy)
      1. -1
        February 1 2023
        and do not forget about the g4s PMCs, whose number is greater than the number of the armed forces of England, and they are better equipped, so it's all empty
  2. 0
    January 31 2023
    If I understand anything in anything, then INVESTMENTS are investments for the purpose of making a PROFIT. One of two things - either the British army has become a commercial structure, or British scientists have not come to the conclusion that the military budget can be stupidly plundered. But the title ... smiled laughing
    1. 0
      January 31 2023
      Most likely, by investment, he meant inciting new conflicts on the planet.)
      1. 0
        January 31 2023
        Quote: Artemion3
        Most likely, by investment, he meant inciting new conflicts on the planet.)

        Ben Wallace stated

        Are they related to Zeleya? Give money without return!!!
  3. 0
    January 31 2023
    Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said in an interview with Sky News that the British army fell behind its partners, continuing to weaken
    No sooner had the American media been marked by an article about the weakness of the British army, as the British Minister of Defense immediately personally admits this. But before that, quite the opposite was heard from him - I will “win” everyone, and Russia in the first place. This is what the American "life-giving" word does to allies.
  4. +1
    January 31 2023
    UK Defense Secretary says British army is weakening and needs investment
    . And then, the big brother did not even hint, he directly stated that the British cat is not just decrepit, it can go into circulation, finally!
  5. -1
    January 31 2023
    The growth of government spending on the military is a song for the ears of officials. The tool is already sharpened and ready for use.
  6. 0
    January 31 2023
    Downing Street also said that the British prime minister still considers the British army a "top-level fighting force",
    ... well, this is understandable ... along the way, not just downs live on this street .. but gender downs .... well, they will send all the challenges to the junta, or they will burn them or the vushniks themselves will sell in the Russian Federation ... and gender downs for their The Armed Forces will buy land rovers with machine guns .. well, what .. there are no colonies, as it were .. so it’s quite possible to drive their traditional demonstrators
  7. 0
    January 31 2023
    Campaign, after the Falkledsky they never recovered .......
  8. -1
    January 31 2023
    We are extremely concerned about the condition of the British Army! Write more! We don't have any other important topics. We are most concerned about Honduras, ie. ugh, Britain.
  9. -1
    January 31 2023
    We are very concerned about the state of Honduras; ugh, Britain. Write more! We don't have any other important topics. We have already solved all our problems.

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