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Immediate Release

Statement From Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller on UK Announcement of Largest Military Investment in 30 Years

“The US Department of Defense applauds the announcement by the United Kingdom to significantly increase defense spending.  The UK is our most stalwart and capable ally, and this increase in spending is indicative of their commitment to NATO and our shared security.  With this increase, the UK military will continue to be one of the finest fighting forces in the world.  Their commitment to increased defense funding should be a message to all free nations that the most capable among us can – and must - do more to counter emerging threats to our shared freedoms and security.”