T-14 tanks with the Armata Universal Combat Platforms. © SPUTNIK/ EVGENY BIYATOV
Russia could defeat the British Army's single combat-ready division “in an afternoon,” according to a new report from the British military.
“Over by Teatime,” blared the headline in the British tabloid The Sun.
Budget cuts have so depleted the army that it could be destroyed by a “competent enemy” such as Russia, according to excerpts of the report published in the British press.
That ominous conclusion comes from the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR), a British Army think tank run by the Sandhurst military academy. The report was based on a two-day conference of active-duty and retired officers.
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WNU Editor: If such a hypothetical battle occurs in the Baltics .... the answer is yes .... the British Army will be defeated very quickly by Russia. Maybe not in one day .... but the British Army will be outnumbered and outgunned .... with defeat all but guaranteed. If the battle shifts to Britain .... the answer is no. Russia is limited by logistics .... they do not have the means to transport large quantity of soldiers to a battlefield far away from Russia .... such as the U.K..