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Gen Carter urges calm in British defence

29th June 2016 - 13:46 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The British Army’s Chief of the General Staff (CGS) General Nick Carter said there would be no changes in ‘army to army relations and defence and security relationships’ internationally.

This was in light of the evolving Contemporary Operating Environment (COE), the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and defence expenditure at 2% of GDP.

Also looking ahead to 2017, Carter explained plans to create five specialist infantry battalions, capable of conducting Train, Assist & Advise missions in overseas capacities. This, he said, represented a recognition that conventional infantry, which achieved more than expected in Afghanistan, could continue to deliver

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