PM May asked defense minister to justify UK status as ‘tier one’ military power

The FT said May told Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson that he needed to rethink the capabilities needed to be a modern military force and focus more on Britain’s ability to tackle any cyber warfare threats, including from Russia. “It is categorically untrue to suggest that the UK’s position as a Tier One Defence Nation is somehow in question,” said a spokesman.

 

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