The U.K. is to pursue closer defense cooperation with countries in the Middle East as it adapts to more “Libya-style” operations, according to the country’s most senior officer. In a speech to the Royal United Services Institute think tank, Gen. Sir David Richards, chief of the defense staff for the U.K. armed forces, said the U.K. needs to build more formal relationships in the Middle East and Africa, in a bid to make Britain a “regional ally across the spectrum. “Though more ...


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