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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 8:32 p.m. PST

"Britain used to boast the most powerful navy in the world. No more.

That's a serious problem for allies like the United States.

Traditionally, Britain's Royal Navy has been the U.S. Navy's closest partner. The two have fought together against most every foe. So any weakening of the Royal Navy also erodes Washington's naval power.

Today, however, the Royal Navy is a shadow of its former self. Government budgeteers have repeatedly, and excessively, cut the numbers of its ships, planes and manpower. It can barely patrol the United Kingdom's own waters, much less project British influence abroad…"
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Whirlwind24 Aug 2017 4:29 a.m. PST

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