Britain is to recruit an extra 1,900 security and intelligence staff to counter the threat of terrorist violence following the deadly Paris attacks, British media reported on Monday.

The move would be “the biggest increase in British security spending since the 7/7 bombings in London” that killed dozens in 2005 and will be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron later on Monday, according to the Guardian.

“I am determined to prioritise the resources we need to combat the terrorist threat because protecting the British people is my number one duty as prime minister,” Cameron will say in the upcoming announcement, according to the newspaper.

“This is a generational struggle that demands we provide more manpower to combat those who would destroy us and our values.”

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