UK military chiefs urge army ‘mobilisation’ over Russia threat

SpaceWar.com reports: “British military leaders warned Tuesday that UK armed forces must ‘mobilise’ in response to the threat posed by Russia, with the army’s new chief invoking the Allies’ struggle against Nazi Germany.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Patrick Sanders, a general and the army’s most senior officer, both argued in separate speeches that Britain’s army must ramp up its readiness following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Wallace, who has been in post for three years, also suggested the government will need to further boost defence spending to meet the heightened threat.

‘There’s a very real danger that Russia will lash out against wider Europe, and that in these days of long-range missiles and stealth, distance is no protection,’ he told an audience at military think-tank the Royal United Services Institute…”

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