The announcements come almost a week after the fall of the Soviet Union and the UK’s decision to expand its nuclear arsenal.
The decision was announced at the end of its strategic review of defense, security and foreign policy, the first since the country had left the EU altogether.
“At sea we will transform more ships, submarines, sailors” and the Royal Marines into a new division called the “Future Commando Force (FCF)”, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement prior to the presentation. Plans Monday.
In Sunday’s edition of The Telegraph, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace wrote that the military must adapt to threats that have “changed beyond recognition” over the past 30 years.
“We can no longer take the superiority of the Western powers. Our adversaries have innumerable options,” he said. “We continue to face a ‘gray area’ – aggression below the threshold of open conflict.”
He announced additional investments in “intelligence, surveillance and intelligence, electronic warfare, strike capabilities and advanced sensors and defensive measures.”
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