Cut British army ‘could be wiped out in a SINGLE AFTERNOON’ by Russia, report says

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Britain transported five tanks this week to France via the Channel Tunnel as part of a drill. [MoD]

 

CUTS to Britain’s armed forces have “effectively removed” its ability to “deliver and sustain” an effective fighting force against a “competent” enemy such as Russia, a damning new report has claimed.

The paper, published by the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, blasts years of slashed budgets for the “hollowing out or deletion of the army’s deployed capabilities” – and warns of the British military’s single remaining fighting division being “wiped out in an afternoon”.

The report argues that although the UK’s armed forces “might not be facing an immediate risk of a direct attack by a foreign state”, there were “a few plausible scenarios” in which it could be dragged into conflict following an attack on another country. Continue reading