RUSI's Chief of the Defence Staff Lecture
The UK's most senior military officer says Israel’s war in Gaza, and wider tensions in the Middle East, “risk inflaming an arc of instability”. Admiral Sir Tony Radakin made the comments in his annual speech to the Royal United Services Institute. In the speech, he repeats the UK's support of Israel's right to defend itself, but says that fighting in such densely-packed areas risks "causing immense harm to civilians, which is why we have urged restraint". Adm Radakin adds he believes the impact on the wider region is "worrying”.