Defence Secretary Speech at RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2022

Ruthless challenge and self-criticism is one of the things that should make our Army world leaders. It certainly does in some of our units and I think it’s something that we should really embrace. There’s nothing wrong with hearing criticism or critique.

Well, there we go…


The Defence Secretary Ben Wallace's speech at the RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2022.

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From which:

"There are many lessons from Ukraine"

(following on from)

"How long do we think our reformed armoured brigades will last when their enemy’s artillery out-range them by tens of kilometres?"

"our" ? is this a statement of fact about current capabilities?


So it appears that some don't think that

"I will concentrate on one area alone - how I intend to mobilise the British Army – our Regulars, Reservists and Civilians - to deter Russian aggression. To prevent war."

Means mobilisation at all.

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