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U.K. to follow France. British troops will intervene in Africa and the Gulf.

Europe Security News.- General-Sir-Nicholas-Houghton-GCB-CBE-ADC-Gen

Europe Security News.- General-Sir-Nicholas-Houghton-GCB-CBE-ADC-Gen

British troops are to ramp up training missions in the world’s insurgency trouble spots after they leave Afghanistan, the head of the military said in an interview published Monday.

General Nicholas Houghton told The Times newspaper that after their Afghanistan combat role ends by January 2015, emphasis will shift to conflict prevention in Africa and the Gulf, plus east and southeast Asia.

The training missions should build up capacity in the regions to quash militants and terror groups that ultimately threaten British interests, Houghton said.

“Some of this is in the whole business of upstream stabilisation or conflict prevention,” said Houghton, who became chief of the defence staff in July.

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