The UK military is not adequately equipped to deal with the growing threat of a world war, a top British military commander has warned, renewing calls for more funding.
Admiral Alan William John West, who once led Britain’s Royal Navy, told the Daily Star on Sunday that the world “is more dangerous and chaotic” than at any time and major international conflicts are looming.
“If you look at the tensions in the world it is more chaotic and dangerous than it has been in any time in my 50 years on the active list of the Royal Navy,” he warned, adding that the world is way more unstable than it was during the Cold War.
“Unless we increase the investment, Britain is standing into danger, particularly in our maritime power,” he said.
The Falklands War veteran raised the possibility of war in Europe in case the European Union (EU) breaks apart.
“If the EU…