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Britain Establishing New Arctic Base to Deter Russia

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s defence secretary says the United Kingdom plans to boost its military presence in the Arctic next year amid concerns about increasing Russian aggression.

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U.S. Warns Britain over Eroding Military Power in Leaked Letter

A leaked letter sent to the British defence secretary by General James Mattis expressing serious concerns about the United Kingdom’s ongoing dedication to the transatlantic partnership has come before a key defence summit and amid ongoing struggle in Westminster over the funding of Britain’s military.

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UK Lawmakers Call for Significant Defence Spending Boost After Trump Comments

Noting that “defence is the first duty of government”, a panel of parliamentarians tasked with reviewing Britain’s defence posture has called for a significant rise in national defence spending which if delivered would see the country catapulted into the top-three defence-spending nations worldwide.