London – British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced his government’s plan to spend additional 2 billion pounds to fund the country’s anti-terrorism forces.
He made the announcement in his speech on Tuesday, at the Lord Mayor of London’s Banquet.
Cameron said that the money would be used over the next five years and that it would be used to buy new weapons, vehicles, protective equipment, night-fighting gear and communications technology.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“Britain needs to increase both its hard and soft power and the reality is that there are times when you do need to be able to deploy military force.
“And, if you don’t have it, you can’t deploy it,” he said.
Cameron disclosed that British police had foiled no fewer than seven planned terrorist attacks in the country in the last six months.
“Our security and intelligence services have stopped something like seven attacks in the last six months, albeit attacks planned on a smaller scale than Paris.
“That’s one of the reasons we are strengthening the security and intelligence services because this is the struggle of our generation,” he said. (dpa/NAN)