Why don’t the people of Northern Ireland protest against these attempts to prosecute British Army pensioners? Apart from the injustice, it risks destabilising a fragile peace? So here’s why they should: We’re told the Republican community in Northern Ireland require justice for what they believe to have been crimes committed by British soldiers. These prosecutions […]
I was down with my old military unit today – at Poole in Dorset. With their last Afghanistan deployment behind them, they’ve been training very hard to get everybody back to the unit’s proper role – the use of naval gunfire. They’d just finished a very arduous training course to get their naval communicators and
Cameron needs to stop baiting Argentina and sort out the MoD so UK can defend the Falklands for the next 30 years.
A Falkland Island editorial strongly disagrees with the Royal Navy’s insistence that scrapping Harrier, while also failing to provide aircraft for the new aircraft carrier (and other cuts), leaves the Islands vulnerable to Argentine territorial ambitions. But is this view short-sighted?
The Falkland editorial also accuses the UK media of overplaying what it and the Falkland Government say is a ‘non-existent Argentine military threat’ to the Islands, while “shamefully’ ignoring Argentina’s determined economic, political and diplomatic harassment. The editorial lists current and considerable Argentine harassment of the Islands (details in the link), which seem to me to indicate that Argentina is MORE likely in future to consider military action to achieve its strong desire to own the Falklands.
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Aircraft carriers require a mix of aircraft and other ships to protect them. How can the UK actually use its carrier? And what is the future for the UK’s amphibious capability?