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Defence in the Media: Tuesday 12 February 2019

Focus of Defence news today is a look back on Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson's keynote speech at RUSI on Monday.

Defence Secretary speech

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson yesterday outlined the global role of the UK’s Armed Forces and defence industry after leaving the European Union and beyond in a speech at RUSI.

The speech is widely covered by media today, including in The Telegraph, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Times, The Sun, The Herald and The Scotsman.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

The UK is a global power with truly global interests. A nation with the fifth biggest economy on the planet. A nation with the world’s fifth biggest Defence budget and the second largest Defence exporter. And since the new Global Great Game will be played on a global playing field, we must be prepared to compete for our interests and our values far, far from home.

Read more on the speech, including announcements made by the Defence Secretary here.

The Defence Secretary's speech is available in full here.

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