General Richard Shirreff
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General Sir Richard Shirreff in Russia warning to West

Western Europe would not be able to defend itself against Russia because of the dismantling of military capability, a former Nato supreme commander has warned.

General Sir Richard Shirreff told BBC Newsnight members of the alliance must re-arm to face "any form of Russian adventurism".

He also told the programme that David Cameron made a mistake when he ruled out sending troops into Iraq to fight Islamic State (IS).

  • 27 Aug 2014
  • From the section UK
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