An opportunity lost

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Naval_Gazer, Jun 25, 2011.

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  1. Readers of the Jack Aubrey books by Patrick O'Brian might allow themselves a wry smile at this:
    Notwithstanding the extraordinary naivety of the author, with Gibraltar in mind, what price the influence of 'soft power' when you need it?
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  2. Turning the argument on it's head.Due to operational commitments elsewhere and the nedd to spend our resources carefully the RN has decided not to send a ship on a jolly to Minorca to celebrate the long since forgotten opening of a hospital 300 years ago.I doubt any British holidaymakers will be disappointed at the "no show" as the sun,sea and sangria were the reasons they went to Minorca rather than to see British matelots on a bender.

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