Shift thinking to war footing, urges military chief

As featured in The Times

Chief of Defence Staff Lecture 2018


In his first lecture as chief of the defence staff at the Royal United Services Institute, he said that alongside threats posed by Russia, China, Iran and terrorist networks such as Islamic State, population change heralded trouble. Mass migration was “arguably an existential threat to Europe” compounded by populism and nationalism, which had a “bellicose nature”, he said.