Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Alliance within the British government to increase the Defense budget

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Despite the very difficult position of Theresa May and her government, the new Defense Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, seems to want to profoundly move the lines, in terms of the budget allocated to the defense of the Kingdom, helped in this by Jeremy Hunt , the foreign secretary.

Both announced their ambition to increase the budget of the armies "to the required level", that is to say to the level necessary to be able to cope with the geopolitical upheavals in progress, which will, according to them (and according to me) , greatly altering the global geopolitical map, as well as the balance of power. In the viewfinder of the Secretary of Defense, the military strengthening of Russia, considered very worrying, as well as that of China, but also of Iran, to name only the most obvious powers. In addition, the dynamic duo attacked NATO's famous "2% rule", which for many years acted as a political smokescreen, causing leaders to lose sight of the real issues. of Defense to stick to a purely accounting approach.

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Fabrice Wolf
Fabrice Wolf
A former French naval aeronautics pilot, Fabrice is the editor and main author of the site. His areas of expertise are military aeronautics, defense economics, air and submarine warfare, and Akita inu.

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