British Royal Marine Corps Brigadier General Toton said that the British special forces will focus on performing more difficult and complex secret missions against Russia and China in the future. This is the first time that the British military has admitted that British special forces will perform the task of responding to the so-called “threat” between China and Russia. However, according to Pakistan’s “Frontline Post”, British special forces have often messed up such “secret missions” in the past.
The British “Times” reported that Torton stated that the two British special forces, the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) and the Special Boat Squadron (SBS), will devote more time and resources to perform tasks against “great power opponents”, with a focus on Russia. And China. He said that these tasks are more risky and require more detailed planning and professional skills. For example, he said that the melting of the Arctic ice may provide new shipping routes for China and Russia, which will trigger major geopolitical changes, and the United Kingdom can deploy troops to respond to this change and prepare for it. The British officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan also said that the Royal Marines can also be deployed to the Suez Canal and the Indo-Pacific region to prepare for possible conflicts and crises.
British military sources said that the two special forces SAS and SBS may be given “political dangerous” tasks, such as training the navies of countries surrounding the South China Sea. British media said that the British army may work closely with the Secret Intelligence Service to monitor Chinese and Russian intelligence and military agencies. In addition, the UK is also keeping an eye on the Russian “Wagner Group.” The British side believes that the organization acts as a “mercenary” of the Russian government, and therefore intends to send British troops to countries that they did not often go to before, thereby deterring this Russian organization.
Toton’s above statement is the first time that the British side has officially admitted that British special forces will perform the task of responding to the so-called “threat” between China and Russia. To help SAS and SBS free up, the Royal Marines will assume the traditional duties of these two units. According to “Russia Today” television report on the 18th, Danyuk, an expert at the Institute of Strategic Studies and Forecasts at the People’s Friendship University of Russia, believes that it is now very important for Britain to determine its own position in the context of confrontation with Russia. He explained that after the “Brexit”, Britain’s “weight” on the international stage has been reduced, and London is very worried about this. Britain has always acted in accordance with the US foreign policy directives, using Russia, Iran and China as rivals. London’s latest move is to set the tone for its anti-Russian foreign policy. Regarding the “China Threat Theory,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian has previously emphasized that China will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development. We have never provoked a war on the initiative, and we have never invaded an inch of other country’s territory and are not against any country threatening. Facts have repeatedly proved that China has always been a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of international order. China’s development is an opportunity for the world.
Pakistan’s “Frontline Post” reported on the 19th that Britain’s “secret missions” are very risky, and British special forces have often messed up such missions in the past. For example, in March 2011, 8 British special forces members flew to the squad by helicopter. Gazi met with Libyan opposition figures, but was arrested by another armed opposition group. In addition, the British special forces have actively participated in the overthrow of the Syrian government for many years, but have been unsuccessful.