We’re in a war right now, Britain’s former spy chief warns

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However, according to Malcolm Chalmers of the Royal United Services Institute, in real terms, this represents a decrease and will likely mean cutting capabilities. “Everything else which is not part of the nuclear budget is going to be under severe pressure,” Chalmers said in a statement. “The government is going to have to make some unpleasant short-term decisions between different conventional equipment capabilities at a time when the Ukraine war is shining the spotlight on neglected capabilities in which our armed forces clearly need to invest more,” he added.