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UK will always be "tier one" military power, says defence minister

Britain is a major global actor, we have always been a tier one military power and we always will be a tier one military power," Williamson told the Atlantic Council to think tank in Washington. 


Reuters Last Updated at 07 Aug 2018, 20:08 IST
UK will always be "tier one" military power, says defence minister

Britain will always be a "tier one" military power, defense minister Gavin Williamson said on Tuesday.

In June, Prime Minister Theresa May said a report that she had questioned the United Kingdom's status as a "tier one" military power was incorrect. But when asked directly she declined to repeat the phrase, saying only that she wanted Britain to be a "leading defense nation."

"Britain is a major global actor, we have always been a tier one military power and we always will be a tier one military power," Williamson told the Atlantic Council to think tank in Washington.

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