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WW3 warning for Britain after US official gives stark reality check

Britain has been warned that the US might not be able to compensate for deficiencies in the event of World War 3 breaking out.

In a stark warning during his recent UK tour, General Randy George, head of the US Army, stressed the imperative for Britain to fortify its armed forces independently.

General George articulated the need for robust ammunition stockpiles to sustain protracted engagements, stressing Britain’s obligation to bring comprehensive weaponry to any potential battle.

Addressing the UK’s defence capability, General George said: “If you are going to come to the fight make sure you have every capability on the battlefield because it will be difficult for another army to provide that.”

The Army chief cautioned against over-reliance on external support, adding: “We need to ensure we are prepared to war-fight at scale.”

He warned of the complexities involved in logistics and emphasised the necessity of safeguarding critical infrastructure against emerging threats posed by long-range missiles and drones.

The general’s admonitions come at a time of heightened geopolitical tensions, with Britain grappling with a diminished military capacity amidst successive rounds of budgetary constraints.

With the UK’s army reduced to its smallest size in three centuries and concerns regarding ammunition shortages, General George’s counsel underscores the urgency for comprehensive defence reforms.

Reflecting on the contemporary security landscape, General George evoked parallels with historic confrontations, warning: “You have to wonder today if we aren’t facing a Churchillian moment.”

His sentiments echo concerns raised by military experts regarding the need for a robust defence posture in the face of evolving global challenges.

The Ministry of Defence has pledged to bolster ammunition reserves and increase defence spending in the coming years, yet critics remain sceptical of the adequacy of these measures in addressing systemic vulnerabilities.

Privately, military officials acknowledge the formidable task of meeting General George’s call for readiness, highlighting persistent gaps in personnel, equipment, and logistical support.