September 26, 2011

THERE'S NOTHING FOR IT TO DETER:

British army will never again be among military superpowers, report claims (Nick Hopkins, 9/26/11, The Guardian)

Thinktank says cuts and Trident plan will leave black hole in finances, but UK will still be able to assist in operations like Libya

Britain's shrinking military will "never again be among the global superpowers" but will have enough capability to assist in operations such as Libya and Afghanistan in the future, a study said on Tuesday.

However, the MoD's finances will be capsized and its resources further diminished unless there is a substantial increase in defence spending to cover the "looming" costs of the replacement for the Trident nuclear deterrent.


Just as we should take nukes away from the enemy by force, we should encourage our friends to give them up willingly. England doesn't need nukes.


Posted by at September 26, 2011 7:45 PM
  

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