UK military capacity has been “hollowed out” to such an an extent, that it could lose its entire fighting force in a single engagement, should a “threat from the East” emerge, claims a new paper from the authoritative Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR). The document was published following a two day gathering of Britain’s leading military experts and officials.

Although the paper admits the country “might not be facing an immediate risk of a direct attack by a foreign state,” it states there are “plausible scenarios” in which the UK could get dragged into a war – say with Russia – while supporting a NATO ally, for example, as cited by the Sunday Times, which exclusively trailed the document. READ MORE