Military ‘uncared for’ over final 20 years, says Defence Secretary

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he Defence Secretary has hit out on the “neglect” the Military has confronted over the past 20 years.

Ben Wallace made the feedback in an interview with The Solar, only some weeks after Chancellor Jeremy Hunt introduced within the autumn assertion that the defence finances will stay at the very least 2% of GDP.

Mr Wallace has lengthy backed elevated defence spending however ambitions have been apparently scaled again beneath Rishi Sunak’s new administration amid powerful choices on public spending.

We have to quickly have a look at the teachings of Ukraine as a result of they’ve really given us a possibility to see not solely the place we’re weak however really have you ever acquired the stability of funding proper throughout the Military

His short-lived predecessor Liz Truss had pledged to spend 3% of GDP on defence by 2030.

Mr Wallace advised the paper: “We’re investing £24 billion into the Military’s tools programme between now and the tip of the last decade.

“That’s some huge cash. As a result of fairly rightly, the Military must catch up.

“It has been uncared for by fairly a couple of individuals over the past twenty years, I’d say at the very least. So it must be modernised.

“We have to quickly have a look at the teachings of Ukraine as a result of they’ve really given us a possibility to see not solely the place we’re weak however really have you ever acquired the stability of funding proper throughout the Military.”


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