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BRITAIN and France are preparing to reveal unprecedented plans to share the use of their aircraft carriers in a controversial step to maintain military power in an era of cost-cutting.
In a potential threat to thousands of shipyard jobs, the move would make it easier for Britain to scrap or downgrade one of the two replacement carriers which are already under construction at a cost of £5.2billion.
Originally posted by Silver Shadow
Since when has the US protected anyone.
If a massive oil field were to be discovered beneath Wolverhampton, the US is likely to declare England a terrorist nation and invade the place.
Britain is technically so dependent on the US that in effect Trident is not an independent system. For example, the British Trident missiles are serviced at a port in the state of Georgia and warhead components are also made in the US.
Originally posted by Fang
reply to post by belial259
The Aussies couldn't man it. They have serious manpower shortages in the Navy as it is, particularly in their Submarine Service.
Australian military strategy has also moved on from a CVF being a 'must have'.