T'graph: "Carriers Give Politicians Options - Not Dead Ends"

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by soleil, Sep 15, 2010.

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  1. At last, someone who 'gets it'. The RN's replacement carriers are not "big boys' toys" or "Cold War relics" as they are inaccurately described so often. They provide all of our armed forces with worldwide flexibility, protection and punch against targets at sea, in the air and miles inland, irrespective of host nation support or overflight permission.

    Owing to the much greater reach of aircraft, a fleet without carriers as an integral part of its layered defences will always be defeated by one that has them. Heaven help us if we lose that edge and are relegated to becoming little more than a coastal defence force, incapable of operating away from effective land-based air cover in the face of any credible air threat.
     
  2. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Some time ago I read of Clinton that whenever there was trouble out there in the world his first question was "Where are the carriers?"

    The truth is that there is not, and never has been, any power in the world without Sea Power. Even long-lasting regimes like those of China and Egypt were eventually broken open from the sea.
     
  3. Is this guy advising Fox ?, as you say NG, someone who gets it.
     

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