UK to unveil 'largest military investment' since the Cold War

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday unveil what is being billed as Britain’s biggest programme of investment in the armed forces since the end of the Cold War.In a speech to lawmakers in parliament, Johnson will announce an extra £16.5 billion ($22 billion, 18.5 billion euros) in funding over the next four years.It follows the ruling Conservatives’ commitment in their election manifesto last year to increase defence spending by 0.5 percent above inflation until 2025.Johnson’s Downing Street office said the cash boost would “cement the UK’s position as the largest defence spender in E…

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