UK defense chief: We must be ready to use ‘hard power’ against Moscow and Beijing

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The UK must be ready to use ‘hard power’ against Russia and China, defense chief Gavin Williamson has said. The remark has raised eyebrows in Moscow, which calls it “irrelevant” to reality and aimed at securing a larger budget. The UK needs to strengthen its “lethality” and must be ready to “use hard power” to uphold it interests against nations like Russia and China, Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson said on Monday. Delivering a speech at the Royal United Services Institute in London, he accused “resurgent” Moscow of boosting its “military arsenal” to bring former Soviet states like Georgia and Ukraine “back into its orbit.”

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