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UK defense plan only 11 months old could be overhauled after Russia invasion

The attack has renewed scrutiny of the Government’s plan, which includes strengthening network capacity and modernizing equipment.

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MPs have said a key defense plan announced just 11 months ago could be overhauled following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, MPs were told this evening.

The long-awaited document, ‘Global Britain in an Age of Competition, Integrated Review of Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy’, was just revealed last March.

But critics say it is outdated after Vladimir Putin ordered Kremlin forces to attack Ukraine – sparking the first major European land war in decades.

The attack has renewed scrutiny of the Government’s plan, which includes strengthening network capacity and modernizing equipment.

However, Army numbers are being cut from 82,000 to just 73,000 and dozens of main battle tanks are being scrapped – raising concerns about how the UK could push back the army. invade or defend NATO territory.







Ukrainian tanks entered the city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine to defend against Russian troops
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Top Department of Defense civil servant David Williams was addressed in the Integrated Review when he appeared before Whitehall’s spending watchdog, the Commons Public Accounts Committee (MON) yesterday.

“I think Integrated Assessment looks right to me but of course we will want to review our calibration, our understanding of that threat and the appropriate response will need to be in place,” he said. events in Ukraine.

“Some of that can be pretty quick, but some will take a real time to understand the nature of any changes in the security environment we’re operating in.”

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