NATO officials are afraid that the UK is ‘as well drained pipes’ to take over leadership of the “rapid-reaction” force in the middle of the Russia-Ukraine war.
NATO officials fear that the UK is ‘as well drained’ to take control of leadership of the “rapid-reaction” force in the middle of the Russia-Ukraine war. According to Daily Mail Online, the NATO bosses believe that Britain will not be able to take leadership this year due to the “exhaustion of its military resources”. A source from UK’s Protection Ministry informed the British information outlet, that the western partnership concerns that the British armed force is “as well little to fight Russia”.
In late 2023, the UK is all set to take over the leadership of NATO’s fast response force from Germany. However, the NATO managers are still desiring Germany to remain the head of the pressure for one more year. The source informed Daily Mail, that London is having a hard time to offer also the 5,000 soldiers needed to make up the specialist force. “There are major troubles with ammo shortages and also other kits which is partially due to underspending– but likewise as a result of the quantity of ammo as well as various other ordnance we are providing to Ukraine. Our pressures are likewise stretched because of the extent to which they are training Ukrainian forces,” the British Defence Ministry source informed Daily Mail Online. The NATO Reaction Force is a technologically innovative international force that the alliance can deploy, whenever needed. In the middle of the Russia-Ukraine battle, the need for the awareness of the specialized forces in the region has actually come to be a matter of concern for the western partnership.
UK military in a vulnerable position
According to Daily Mail Online, the British Armed force is in the most at risk setting because the 2nd Globe War. The current British Military is the tiniest that it has remained in 4 centuries. The situation of the Navy is even worse too, the dimension of the British Navy is presently fifty percent of what it was throughout the Falklands War of 1982. In the midst of all this, previously this month, it was reported that the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak is intending to rule out boosting defence spending. The circumstance worsen since the UK has been heavily helping Ukraine in the Russia-Ukraine war. Last month the British Prime Minister introduced that the UK will certainly be sending 14 opposition tanks to the war-stricken nation. The country is additionally struggling with the “cost of living dilemma” as it is nose-diving right into an economic downturn.
Last Updated: 13 February 2023