Tony Blair on Britain’s Defence Future
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair discusses the new environment and explains how and why he sees it changing both Britain’s military needs and the compact between the military, the government, and the public: “Our Nation’s Future – Defence.” He clearly expects it to begin a larger debate within Britain re: raising/restoring defense spending toward pre-1990s levels.
You can also read a transcript from that afternoon’s press briefing, or go to the UK MoD site and view a transcript from a subsequent TV debate on West Country Live. The panel included Former Chief of the General Staff General Sir Michael Rose, former soldier Justin Smith, and serving Royal Marine Brigadier Andy Salmon.
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