We need to arm for a 'generational struggle' with Russia, warns Army chief

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Addressing military experts at the Royal United Services Institute’s Land Warfare Conference in Westminster, the top soldier urged governments to begin pumping cash back into their armed forces after years of cuts at the end of the Cold War. He said that while “NATO is stronger”, Russia is only “temporarily weaker”. “Ukrainian bravery and sacrifice is buying us time - time to modernise, time to train ourselves, time to ensure that we are prepared so that we can deter. The armed forces of Ukraine have granted us an opportunity to avert the spread of war, a chance to reverse some of the disinvestment that came during the peace dividend that came with the fall of the Berlin Wall and that we all hoped would prevail,” he said.