Military Capabilities

UK announces integrated defence, security and foreign policy review

18 December 2019

The United Kingdom’s newly elected Conservative government is to launch an integrated defence, security, and foreign policy review in early 2020.

The move was announced on 16 December by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesman. It was also confirmed that Ben Wallace would remain defence secretary.

“As the prime minister announced during the election campaign, the government will undertake a new integrated foreign policy, security, and defence review which will extend from the armed forces to the intelligence services, counterterrorism, serious organised crime, diplomacy, and development,” the spokesman told a media briefing. “This will ensure we are making the best use of spending to ensure all our security forces are ahead of hostile powers, terrorists, and organised crime.”

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