Britain is expanding its global military presence and plans to launch a secret mission to tackle threats from Russia and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Royal Marines Brigadier General Mark Totten recently told the Times. Revealed.
Mr Totten said the Royal Marines will command both the Special Air Service (SAS) and the Special Boat Service (SBS). He will also form a new Ranger Regiment with more ships, submarines, sailors, and future commands capable of unobtrusive and rapid deployment in a variety of high-risk environments, including the South China Sea. His current 4,000 members, Future Commando Force, are trained to succeed in a variety of missions using artificial intelligence and the latest drone technology. Totten explains: [the special forces] Focus on more difficult and complex anti-Russia and anti-China [tasks].. It requires expert expertise, so more time and personnel will be able to deal with them and perform some tasks. “
The announcement was made by General Mark Carlton Smith, British Special Operations Commander, on a previously new “special operations concept” because modern warfare is changing and unconventional military operations are becoming more common. It was done after drafting. Earlier this year, Carlton Smith said Britain would need to make changes to the way their military and humanitarian missions were carried out in order to succeed on the evolving world stage.
To fund this strategic effort, the UK Government approved a $ 117 billion budget for new equipment over the next four years and an additional $ 275 million in March to be strong and techno savvy. Hired and trained a unit of Future Commandos. This allows the UK to be more agile and deadly, ready to carry out its mission immediately anywhere in the world, whether or not it provides specific combat missions such as war, hit-and-run, or humanitarian assistance. Is ready.
Totten’s bold announcement was the first official approval by the British Army to carry out a secret mission against Russia and the Chinese Communist Party. However, Totten was not completely clear about the particular actions his army would take. He said melting the Arctic ice cap could open routes to Russia and China, saying, “There are major geopolitical changes, so commando units are ready to react. Would you like to embed it there? ”The Times speculated that British commando might also be coordinating with MI6 to carry out top-secret surveillance of threats from China and Russia.
In response to Britain’s recent announcement, the Chinese Communist Party was relatively quiet. Some Chinese media outlets reporting on the announcement treated it as insignificant. Some have quoted the Labor Party’s outlook website, stating that “China was not an enemy of Britain.” As if there was no obvious reason for China to be vigilant.
However, the Chinese Communist Party should be wary of the recent invasion of China along the South China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, and the border between India and China, which has heightened distrust and anger in Britain. The United Kingdom sees these actions as a threat to navigation that could disrupt maritime trade in the region and around the world. Britain has stated that it wants to avoid a one-on-one conflict with the Chinese Communist Party, but has promised to maintain a firm position with NATO’s allies to counter “China’s hostility.” ..
Russia’s response to Britain came as a warning and a threat. On July 14, Mikhail Popov, deputy secretary of the Security Council of Russia, warned Britain not to sail near the Crimean Peninsula. The Russians issued this warning last month after the British warship HMS Defender innocent passage through Ukrainian waters near Crimea. Movements that were within the rights of the United Kingdom under the Freedom of the Seas Act.
In this regard, on June 23, the Russian Ministry of Defense issued a press release stating that the Black Sea Fleet, in cooperation with the Federal Security Service (FSB), prevented the crossing of the border near Cape Ferrante on the Crimean Peninsula. did. The British ship was traveling 3 kilometers into the territorial waters claimed by Russia. A Coast Guard patrol fired a warning shot, dropping four high-explosion bombs before the Russian Air Force Su-24M bomber departed near a British ship.
Mr Popov said Britain’s actions during the maritime case were puzzling and their response to Russian complaints was puzzling. He defended Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Minister Dominic Raab’s right to sail where they went and criticized that “the incident could happen again.” Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov responded by saying that British warships “should set aside the provocation and not come here.”
At an annual press conference on June 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the incident near Crimea was a complex provocation by Britain and the United States. He claimed that a British ship had entered Russia’s Black Sea waters for reconnaissance purposes.
There is no evidence linking British warship operations near Crimea with the secret missions of British special forces. However, Putin’s proposal that the purpose of British warship operations is reconnaissance seems to be very similar to Brigadier General Totten’s secret mission, especially targeting Russians.
The maritime conflict between Russia and the United Kingdom reflects the expansion of Operation Gray Zone in Europe. The “gray area” is compressed very narrowly if both sides maintain a relatively prominent operating position. Despite Russia’s statement of “lack of power ambition,” Russia’s actions in Ukraine made it feel threatening NATO’s allies and shaped the course of Europe.