“We must Avoid Conflict with China” | Is The British Military in Crisis?

Is The British Military in Crisis?

The state of the Britain’s armed forces has come under serious scrutiny after a series of embarrassing mishaps, raising concerns about whether they’re in crisis.

Recent failures, such as the inability of the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales to set sail for a NATO exercise and the Trident nuclear missile misfire, have highlighted the challenges facing British forces.

To shed light on the situation, Defence Editor Jerome Starkey from The Sun is joined by experts Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, Major General Chip Chapman, and General Lord Richard Dannatt to discuss the state of the UK’s armed forces.

Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a former commander of the Royal Tank Regiment and chemical weapons expert, expresses his concerns about the adequacy of resources for the British Army. He emphasizes the growing threats facing the military, particularly from state-on-state conflicts and the need for a strong deterrent. Hamish points out that the current military capabilities are not suited for the challenges the country faces, especially in deterring adversaries like Russia and China.

Former Chief of the General Staff, General Lord Dannatt, provides historical context on defence spending and the importance of deterrence. Drawing parallels to the rise of Hitler in the 1930s, Lord Dannatt highlights the need for adequate resources to maintain a strong deterrent. He also reflects on his time leading the army during the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, noting the challenges of maintaining operations with limited resources.
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Credit to : TalkTV