UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is promoting a plan to reverse Britain’s ongoing reduction of nuclear warheads as he moves to increase spending on the armed forces. An extra £24 billion will be diverted towards defence to ensure the wholesale modernisation of the British army signalling what many are calling a return to hard power. Mr Johnson said there was no question China posed “a great challenge for an open society” but the UK was willing to work with China where it was “consistent with our values and interests”. The world order is currently shifting, with increasing hostilities from Russia, and China’s significant economic and authoritarian power on the world stage. “In all our endeavours, the United States will be our greatest ally and a uniquely close partner in defence, intelligence and security,” Mr Johnson said.