The British army Commander Preparing for a ground war in Europe to Beat Russia
"We are a generation that needs to prepare its army to fight again in Europe." - General Sir Patrick Sanders the British Army Commander
THE NEW COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH Defense Forces, General Sir Patrick Sanders, began his term of office radically, conjuring up the ghosts of history.
He urges his soldiers to prepare to face Russia on the battlefield and fight again in Europe.
For the British in Europe, warfare means land warfare in continental Europe.
Sanders ’message therefore immediately recalls World War II, when the British were forced to withdraw from mainland Europe via Dunkirk in May 1940 and return there four years later during the Normandy landings in June 1944.
The British tabloids interpreted Sanders as urging them to prepare for “World War III”.
Sanders, who took office LAST WEEK, POSTED HIS MESSAGE ON JUNE 16 ON THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE’S INTERNAL INTRANET.
It has been reported by British media outlets, including the British Broadcasting Corporation ( BBC ).
Sanders, 56, has previously served in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
He called for a rapid response to crises “Overseas,” outside Britain.
According to Sanders, Russia's invasion of Ukraine showed how important it is to "protect Britain and be prepared to fight and win land wars."
The military and its allies must be able to “beat Russia,” and Russia’s aggression must be met with “intimidation”.
Sanders pointed out that he was the first Chief of General Staff since 1941 to take over the military in a situation of land warfare in Europe involving a major military power on the continent.
"We are a generation that needs to prepare its army to fight again in Europe."
Preventing further RUSSIAN CONQUESTS REQUIRES ACCELERATING THE MOBILIZATION AND MODERNIZATION OF THE MILITARY, SANDERS SAID.
It was not until March last year that the government had announced the opposite, reducing its military strength. The new strength would be 73,000 men.
The BBC recalls in its news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in November last year that he believed the time was over when tanks were flooding Europe.
According to Johnson, the major army battles on the European continent were a thing of the past and even better targeted for investment.
Johnson mentioned cyber warfare and advanced air defense systems.