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Truss Vows to Bolster UK Defences as ‘Era of Complacency Is Over’

Liz Truss

Liz Truss

Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

Liz Truss has vowed to bolster Britain's defences if she is made prime minister, including by pushing ahead with renewing Trident, as she warned "the era of complacency is over".

The Foreign Secretary, the frontrunner in the race for No 10, has already pledged to boost defence spending to 3% of GDP by 2030 - a promise her rival Rishi Sunak has refused to match because he says he does not believe in "arbitrary targets" when it comes to security.