U.S. military wants to boost its military capabilities
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and France’s military chief have signed an agreement aimed at boosting the military capabilities of the United States and its allies.
The two sides agreed to expand their joint training missions and joint exercises, as well as collaborate on a “cyber” strategy to combat cyber threats.
They also agreed to improve cooperation in areas like cyber defense, counterinsurgency, intelligence gathering and information sharing.
The agreement comes as the United Kingdom and its NATO allies have increasingly focused on boosting their own military capabilities.
Guterres said on Monday that the agreement is the culmination of a long-standing effort between the two countries to better share information and counter cyber threats.
“We need to work together to better understand what cyber attacks are, how they are occurring and where they are happening,” Guterre told reporters in New York.
The U.K. and France have been working together on cyber warfare and intelligence gathering, which is considered one of the U.KS most critical priorities in the fight against terror.
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are also working together to develop new technologies to counter cyber attacks and counter terrorist propaganda.
In addition to the agreement, the U!.
K. said it would increase the training of a cyber security unit of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), an arm of the British armed forces, which has helped train several U. S. forces.
S alliance member Turkey, which shares a border with the U., has also expressed interest in expanding its cooperation with the two sides.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has called for the U.-led coalition to step up its military operations against the Islamic State group, or ISIS, in Syria and Iraq.