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UK ill-equipped for pre-emptive Russian attack

22nd January 2018 - 19:48 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


The UK’s ability to respond to immediate security threats is at risk of eroding if it does not adapt to the new strategic reality being shaped by Russian activity, according to the UK's Chief of the General Staff, Gen Nicholas Carter.

Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on 22 January, Carter warned that the UK must be prepared for a pre-emptive attack from Russia ‘sooner than expected’.

'I believe our ability to pre-empt or respond to these threats will be eroded if we don't match up to them now. They represent a clear and present danger,' he said.

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Alice Budge


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