Former British Chief of Staff Richard Dannatt has accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of being crazy over plans that could frustrate NATO's intentions for both alliance expansion and "anti-Russian" measures.
As the ex-chief of the general staff emphasized, Johnson intends to reduce the size of the British army by almost 10,000, but the untimeliness of this decision will "knock down" the plans of the North Atlantic Alliance to strengthen its positions against the backdrop of "Russian aggression."
“Reducing the number of troops from 82,000 to just 72,500 will lead to unsustainable pressure on what is left of the forces. To be honest, this is crazy, because if NATO has 300,000 high readiness troops, we have to play our part, and further reduction of our army simply does not make any sense,” the ex-military explained in an interview with The Mirror.
According to the ex-chief of the general staff, the British government should concentrate on increasing military resources, including the financing of the army.
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