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UK: Chemical or Dirty Bomb Terror Attack Likely by 2030

Pictured is a soldier from 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, on the streets of West London with an armed member of the Metropolitan Police as part of Op TEMPERER, providing security and reassuring the public.
Pictured is a soldier from 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, on the streets of West London with an armed member of the Metropolitan Police as part of Op TEMPERER, providing security and reassuring the public. (Image: UK MoD)

Under a blueprint for the next decade, the U.K. will cut tanks and some fighter jets, while bolstering its arsenal of nuclear missiles potentially by more than 40%.

The plans are contained in a 100-page report which Johnson’s officials are billing as the most wide ranging re-evaluation of the U.K.’s security and place in the world since the end of the Cold War. In it, the government warns the country is under threat from rogue states, terrorists and even big tech companies, arguing that British military capabilities and international strategies must be reshaped in response.

“The main sources of terrorist threat are from Islamist and Northern Ireland-related terrorism and far-right, far-left, anarchist and single-issue terrorism,” the report says. “It is likely that a terrorist group will launch a successful CBRN attack by 2030.” CBRN is an abbreviation for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear.

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