Russia is biggest threat to UK since cold war, says head of British army

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Gen Sir Nick Carter gives stark warning of ‘complex and capable security challenge’ for Nato

The chief of the general staff, General Sir Nicholas Carter, has described Russia as the biggest state-based threat to the UK since the cold war and warned hostilities could begin a lot sooner than the UK expects.

Carter’s speech on Monday evening at the Royal United Services Institute was the most pointed and expansive portrayal yet of Russia as a hostile state intent on undermining the US-led Nato alliance.

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