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Defence in the media: Saturday 4 August 2018

Today’s Defence-related coverage includes comments by Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter on Russia, and the centenary of World War I.

General Sir Nick Carter on Russia

The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror all report on General Sir Nick Carter’s comments on Russia leading a new warfare threat. He stated that Russia is pioneering new warfare tactics that could trigger a serious confrontation.

He cited cyber tactics, assassination bids, fake news and undermining political process as examples of ways the line between war and peace is being blurred, and added there are currently no international conventions controlling this ‘grey area’.

Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter said:

We live in an era of constant change. I think that change is more rapid, more widespread and more profound than we’ve experienced outside of World War and probably more sustained than the two World Wars combined. I have got to lead the Armed Forces into a position where we are as adaptable as possible and indeed agile as possible in order to manage that challenge and change.

World War I Centenary

In the build-up to the centenary of the end of World War I, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror both run pieces looking back at those who fought.

A comment piece in the Mirror from the Royal British Legion’s Head of Remembrance, Catherine Davies, pays thanks to those who served and fell for their country, as well as examining how the typical role of women in society changed as they took up previously male-dominated jobs at home, including munitions factory work.

The Express notes that next week, a contingent of modern-day British servicemen, veterans and historians will recreate a famous image that shows the riders of the war-weary British Lancers moving through the rubble of the tiny village of Beaucourt En Santerre during the Battle of Amiens.

Image of the day

Pictured is one of the second batch of UK’s F-35B Lightning jets to be flown to the UK.
Pictured is one of the second batch of UK’s F-35B Lightning jets to be flown to the UK. Crown copyright.