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UK says its aircraft carrier strike group is ready to deploy. China's already watching

UK as a global power

Since 2017, UK defence officials have been saying the carrier's first deployment would include Asia and the Pacific on a route from Britain that would likely take it through the South China Sea.

"The UK is a global power with truly global interest - we must be prepared to compete for our interests and our values far, far from home," then-UK Defence Minister Gavin Williamson said in 2019.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jan 21st, 2021 at 05:09:19 PM EST
The dumb SOBs actually do think they can resurrect the Empire.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Jan 21st, 2021 at 05:27:44 PM EST
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Whiffs of the voyage of the Russian Baltic Fleet in 1905.
by fjallstrom on Fri Jan 22nd, 2021 at 11:36:50 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jan 23rd, 2021 at 12:05:48 AM EST
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