Is the UK’s military capability under threat?

Michael Crosby

Minimum standards Whitehall sources have suggested that the cuts in the defence budget introduced by Chancellor George Osborne in his June 2013 Spending Round statement to Parliament (known as the Spending Review) could take UK defence spending below 2% of Gross Domestic Product, the level required by NATO and regarded by the United States as the ‘minimum standard’ for a nation to be considered a serious military power. Matthew Barzun, the new United States ambassador to the Un...
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