It’s hard to imagine how the UK could be doing less to prepare for war


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The government has no national plan for the defence of the UK or the mobilisation of its people and industry in a war despite renewed threats of conflict, Sky News has learnt. Officials are now starting to develop a cross-government "national defence plan", it can be revealed. Dr Keith Dear, a former RAF intelligence officer and expert adviser to the prime minister on science, technology and national security, argues below that it is reasonable for the public to assume there are detailed plans for any anticipated conflicts. Image: Keith Dear The US secretary of state warns we are "moving from...