- Claims a Russian air campaign would overwhelm Britain’s defences
- Former military chief delivered scathing assessment of the UK military
- He said Whitehall mandarins were focused on ‘skinning’ defence budgets
- Military expert said Army had practised armoured warfare since 2003
Britain’s armed forces would not be able to protect the country from a full-scale attack by Russia, the recently retired commander of Joint Forces Command has warned.
General Sir Richard Barrons, who left his post in April, delivered a scathing assessment of the UK military in a 10 page private memo to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon.
He said Whitehall was focused on ‘skinning’ budgets and maintaining expensive but redundant high-profile military capability.
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