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One book I was reading last year had a theory that the Three services in the UK armed forces had since the 1960's had an even slice of the Defence budget, and by this theory, the Navy needed a couple of large ships to ensure its slice of the pie, and maintain the Status of the Admirals against the equivalent ranks in the Army and Air-force.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Oct 16th, 2008 at 10:31:33 AM EST
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