FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, Libyan followers of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades and other Islamic militias, hold a demonstration against a film and a cartoon denigrating the Prophet Muhammad in Benghazi, Libya.  On Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, bearded militants gathered at a stage strung with colorful lights in Darna, a Mediterranean coastal city long notorious as Libya's center for jihadi radicals. With a roaring chant, they pledged their allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group. Many of Darna's militants joined, though some didn't. Part of Ansar al-Shariah, one of the country's most powerful Islamic factions, joined while another part rejected it. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

Britain’s Special Forces will be increased ahead of fresh assault on Isil

Britain’s Special Forces will be increased and the Government will buy more spy planes and drones, David Cameron will announce on Monday, as he sets out plans to use the increased defence budget to fund a fresh assault on Isil.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, used his Budget last week to announce that the Government will spend 2 per cent of Britain’s national income on defence every year for the next decade.

With ministers understood to be planning to begin a bombing campaign against Islamist terrorists in Syria, the Prime Minister has instructed defence chiefs to spend the extra money on doing “more to counter the threat posed by Isil”.

  • backofanenvelope

    The special forces are selected from the army. The smaller the army, the smaller the pool the SF fish in. If the entire army is “SF”, then it isn’t special.

    • Ron MacDonald

      They will give generous sign-on bonuses to former special forces personnel to re-engage in the army.

  • FrancesKCrump

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  • Millie_Woods

    Two percent! Mr. Rogers’ neighbourhood spent more on defence.