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Lord Dannatt: 'The world has changed'

The UK should consider recruiting more soldiers in light of the Ukraine and Syria crises, the former head of the Army has said.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Lord Dannatt said boosting troops would send a message that "Britain takes its defence responsibilities seriously".

Speaking to BBC Breakfast he said: "I think the time has come to say hang on - the world has changed, the world has moved on a bit and it doesn't look very agreeable".

"This is not a time for the West... to appear weak," he added.

  • 24 Mar 2014
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