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RSC News Coverage
Abu al-Khayr (via CNN)
September 14, 2016

Top Military Expert warns that Britain is ‘totally ill-equipped’ to deal with Russian nuclear threat and could be ‘wiped out’

by
Henry Jackson Society
and
Dr. Andrew Foxall

A top military expert has warned that the UK is ill equipped and not prepared for a nuclear war if Russia decides to engage them, hence the region will be wiped out if Putin decides at any point in time to go on the offensive against them…

Britain and Russia don’t have the best of International relationships right now and reports indicate that Russia’s military have the capacity and strength to walk over NATO’s forces in the event of an agression.

Dr Andrew Foxall, director of Russian studies at influential think-tank The Henry Jackson Society told Daily Star Online: “As things stand, the UK is ill-equipped to deal with Russia.

“There is an urgent need to strengthen not only the UK’s defences, but those of NATO members as a whole.

“The alliance simply isn’t doing enough to build up the range of capabilities necessary to deter an aggressive and resurgent Russia.”

Dr Foxall believes that the West’s shift to focus on terrorism and conflicts in the Middle East over recent years has meant our traditional military capabilities have suffered.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Andrew Foxall

About Dr. Andrew Foxall

Dr. Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society. He is responsible for overseeing research and advocacy relating to the study of contemporary politics and the promotion of human rights and political liberty in the Russian Federation.

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