Britain’s Secretary of Defense Gavin Williamson has said that leaving the European Union would allow his country to expand its military presence abroad and establish more bases in other countries.
Williamson said on Sunday that Brexit would enable Britain to re-assert itself as a global military power by extending its military presence to many more countries.
“This is our biggest moment as a nation since the end of the Second World War, when we can recast ourselves in a different way, we can actually play the role on the world stage that the world expects us to play,” he said in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph.
The comments come as many countries have suffered throughout the past century because of Britain’s military interventions.
Under the Labour-led government of Tony Blair, the UK intervened in two conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, while the succeeding Conservative-leader, David Cameron, authorized attacks on Libya in…