The UK military is not adequately equipped to deal with the growing threat of a world war. That’s what a top British military commander said as he called for more funding.
Admiral Alan William John West, who once led Britain’s Royal Navy, says that the world “is more dangerous and chaotic” than at any time and major international conflicts are looming, adding that: “Unless we increase the investment, Britain is standing into danger, particularly in our maritime power.” The warning about a possible EU breakdown is nothing new and was used as a fear tactic by pro-EU campaigners.
According to Admiral West, the UK needs to team up with the US to “handle” China’s rising influence in the South China Sea. He raised the possibility of a war in Europe in case the European Union (EU) breaks apart.
West’s warnings fell in line with similar remarks by other senior UK commanders who are all calling for more military spending in the face of what they call threats from Russia and Britain’s departure from the European Union.