Members of the police walk as they take part in exercise Strong Tower, a counter-terror exercise held in and around the disused London Underground station at Aldwych in central London on June 30, 2015.
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By Mark Rivett-Carnac
November 16, 2015

The U.K. plans to recruit an extra 1,900 security and intelligence staff to combat the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), according to an announcement from Prime Minister David Cameron’s office on Monday.

As part of its five-year defense review to be released next week, the U.K. government also expects to more than double aviation security funding and increase safety assessments of airports around the world.

These new counter-terrorism efforts follow in the wake of brutal attacks in Paris on Friday and the crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 in Egypt on Oct. 31.

“I am determined to prioritize the resources we need to combat the terrorist threat,” Cameron said in the statement. “This is a generational struggle that demands we provide more manpower to combat those who would destroy us and our values.”

Write to Mark Rivett-Carnac at mark.rivett-carnac@timeasia.com.

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