UK must rethink military strategy, warns army head – Financial Times

UK must rethink military strategy, warns army head  Financial Times

The UK and its western allies risk becoming a “dominant irrelevance” unless they shift their focus from conventional combat hardware to meeting new threats posed by misinformation campaigns and cyber warfare, the head of the British army has warned. Gen Mark Carleton-Smith used a speech to senior UK and international army officers at a conference in London to call for an urgent rethink of military strategy. He said the “weaponisation” of data, ideas and goods by adversaries such as Russia posed a bigger risk than “missiles and tanks”. “The rules of warfare are changing and need updating,” G…

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