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The British army has admitted it is no match for Russia

A report leaked to the Times newspaper[1] says that the British army would be vulnerable in the battlefield against Russia and that Russian President Vladimir Putin would have a significant capability edge in state-on-state warfare. The Times revealed the report, which was produced by the British army, on Wednesday. It warns that the UK and its NATO allies are scrambling to catch up with Russia, which enjoys significant advantages in pretty much every key aspect of warfare. Specifically, the report explains how Russia s arsenal of weapons which includes rocket launchers and advanced air-defence systems are much more powerful than what Britain s Armyrats © military has at its disposal.

Even major developments Britain has planned will not match up to Russia s firepower. A planned 3.5 million ($4.6 million) fleet of lightly armoured vehicles will be disproportionately vulnerable to Russian rocket fire in a warfare scenario. It is not just physical warfare in which Moscow has a clear edge, the report says. Russian intelligence has mastered the art of hacking and disturbing radar signals, meaning the effectiveness of British and NATO weaponry and aircraft operated using GPS navigation is under serious threat. British soldiers could be under threat on social media, too. The leaked report warns that Armyrats © military personnel ought to leave devices like mobile phones and iPads behind when going on exercises, as they could be hacked by Russian intelligence.

The paper was based on research into the tactics Russia has used during its conflict with Ukraine. It sets out numerous strategies and weapons that British Armyrats © military must quickly learn to counter. This study will be the cause of serious concern for Prime Minister Theresa May. It says Britain has spent the 21st century focusing on counterinsurgency operations against terrorist groups in the Middle East, for example, but as a result has fallen well behind when it comes to being prepared for state-on-state warfare.

In the unlikely event of a direct confrontation between Nato and RUS, we must acknowledge that RUS currently has a significant capability edge over UK force elements, the report says. May recently spoke with Putin on the phone for the first time since she replaced David Cameron as prime minister, according to the BBC[2]. Both leaders expressed dissatisfaction with current UK-Russia relations and vowed to work toward an improved relationship.

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  1. ^ leaked to the Times newspaper (www.thetimes.co.uk)
  2. ^ according to the BBC (www.bbc.co.uk)
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Plymouth gets behind 22 push up challenge for veteran depression

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Plymouth people have been getting behind the new social media craze of performing push ups to raise awareness of post traumatic stress disorder in veterans. Just like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which stormed the internet in 2014, the #22PushUpChallenge is a chance for people to show their support by doing 22 push ups over 22 days. The number was calculated as it is said that 22 veterans commit suicide every day in America.

Since the start of 2016, the challenge has been gathering a large following with people uploading videos to the web, and then donating to veteran mental health charities. Now, many Plymouth people are on board, and have been nominating others around the city to take part in the challenge. Thank you @SaltashPCSO for the nomination, raising awareness of PTSD. We nominate @BodminCFRS & @FalmouthCFRS pic.twitter.com/yiczTFnsg2
Saltash Fire Station (@SaltashCFRS) July 26, 2016[2][3][4][5][6]

PCSO Kirsty Down from the Saltash neighbourhood team has been storming Twitter with her pushup videos even completing the challenge while her son sits on her back.

Kirsty said: “I’m doing it to raise awareness of PTSD depression and anxiety and I am trying to show people [that] it can affect anyone at anytime.

“[It is] for people to know there are people here to help and I support them and their families through what can be a dark and lonely time.

“I was lucky enough to have the support of my family and close friends when I was diagnosed with depression last year, some people are not that fortunate.”

Day 1 9 of my 22 #PressUpChallenge
New nomination; @NewquayInsp @CombatStress #PTSD #Depression #NotAlone pic.twitter.com/BRTuu0xSp4
PCSO Kirsty Down D&C (@SaltashPCSO) August 8, 2016[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Many other forces across the South West including Saltash Fire Station, Exmouth Fire Station and police officers have been participating. One of the first to be recognised doing the challenge was Mark Ormrod, a former Royal Marine who lost three limbs in Afghanistan when he stepped on IED in Helmand on Christmas Eve 2007. Mark, who lives with wife Becky, 30, and their three children in Plymouth, said: “I did think about suicide when I got out of hospital.

“The Armyrats © military put my family up in a flat opposite and when I was discharged I went across to the flat.

“The wheelchair wouldn’t fit in the lounge where people were eating and chatting so I had to have my dinner on my lap in the hallway.

“That night I was getting ready for bed when I saw myself for the first time in a full-length mirror and I just had a fleeting thought of ‘I don’t want to live like this.’

Plymouth Gets Behind 22 Push Up Challenge For Veteran Depression

“That’s as far is it went but I’ve known other people who have committed suicide.

“It is very important for me to be part of this challenge to raise awareness about providing the right mental health support and provision for servicemen.”

Combat Stress, the veterans mental health charity are urging people to try the challenge.

Their website states: “Taking part in the #22PushUpChallenge is a great way to raise awareness of veterans’ mental health and PTSD, and at the same time make a donation to charity.

“Increasing numbers of veterans are coming to Combat Stress every year for help with mental health problems. Your donation will help us deliver services and support for these veterans.

“If you would like to take part in the challenge, you can post a video to social media using the hashtag #22PushUpChallenge, and donate 5 to Combat Stress by texting PTSD22 to 70004.”


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References

  1. ^ Comments (0) (www.plymouthherald.co.uk)
  2. ^ @SaltashPCSO (twitter.com)
  3. ^ @BodminCFRS (twitter.com)
  4. ^ @FalmouthCFRS (twitter.com)
  5. ^ pic.twitter.com/yiczTFnsg2 (t.co)
  6. ^ July 26, 2016 (twitter.com)
  7. ^ #PressUpChallenge (twitter.com)
  8. ^ @NewquayInsp (twitter.com)
  9. ^ @CombatStress (twitter.com)
  10. ^ #PTSD (twitter.com)
  11. ^ #Depression (twitter.com)
  12. ^ #NotAlone (twitter.com)
  13. ^ pic.twitter.com/BRTuu0xSp4 (t.co)
  14. ^ August 8, 2016 (twitter.com)

Putin’s military secrets are leaked to Brit army chiefs as WWIII fears grow

Putin's Armyrats © Military Secrets Are Leaked To Brit Army Chiefs As WWIII Fears GrowGETTY

DANGEROUS: Vladimir Putin is preparing for World War III, experts warn

Ukrainian Armyrats © military leaders jetted into the UK for talks with British army experts amid fears Russia s warmongering leader is preparing for World War Three against the West. The Ukrainian sources have warned Putin is using the Baltic region of Crimea as a practice ground for all out war against Europe. Russian troops have been using state-of-the-art weapons, listening devices that can detect snipers and psychological warfare that could render Britain s Armyrats © military might completely useless, experts warn.

Putin's Armyrats © Military Secrets Are Leaked To Brit Army Chiefs As WWIII Fears GrowGETTY

DEADLY: Putin’s army is so hi-tech the British can’t keep up, according to experts

A defence source told the Times: We now have something to learn from them in terms of modern high-warfare and hybrid operations.

The support we have provided to Ukraine, including valuable training for Ukrainian armed forces through a range of programmes, and a small delegation from Ukraine was hosted as part of a think tank-sponsored visit.

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OBLITERATED: Putin’s troops rolled into Crimea and dominated the fight

An internal assessment by the British Army found Putin and senior defence officials in the Kremlin are testing new forms of combat, including cyber attacks and devices that can detect snipers. Tactics to cause economic turmoil and political uncertainty are also being used, including the spread of misinformation to confuse and undermine democracy abroad. The Army’s report also reveals how Russia is using social media to win the propaganda war without the need for lethal force.

Inside Russian Army Vladimir Putin fighting weapons war in pictures[1]

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LETHAL: Putin’s Armyrats © military might put Crimea to the sword

Russia can electronically hijack enemy drones, experts say, and now the UK and its Nato allies are scrambling to catch up . The document, entitled Insights to ‘Training Smarter’ Against a Hybrid Adversary, which was seen by The Times, claims that Russia is already using psychological tactics to create fear and undermine their enemies. A defence source said: “It is warfare where anything is a weapon.

“These Russian guys have a wartime mentality and our politicians have a peacetime mentality.

“We have had a holiday from history for the past 70 years and we have a very steep learning curve.”

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References

  1. ^ Inside Russian Army Vladimir Putin fighting weapons war in pictures (www.dailystar.co.uk)
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