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2012-05-10 Africa Horn
Navy 'forced to drop year-round Somalia piracy patrols'
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Posted by Fred 2012-05-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [491 views ]  Top
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#1 IIRC, the UK's on-site Commander during the first Falkland's War had basically claimed that the RN = MoD as budgeted only has enough to cross the Channel + invade France for a day - anything more its screwed???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-05-10 00:21||   2012-05-10 00:21|| Front Page Top

#2 The great nations should play tag-team on Somalia patrols. Its gotta be good practice for the various crews, nations should want their navy involved. There really is no political downside, everyone should get the chance.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-05-10 09:55||   2012-05-10 09:55|| Front Page Top

#3 "Great" Britain is no more. The welfare/Nanny state EU has killed it off good and proper. The best the UK can hope for is to attain the status of a Sweden or Switzerland. Cultured, reasonably well off but not powerful.
Posted by AlanC 2012-05-10 11:04||   2012-05-10 11:04|| Front Page Top

#4 That may be true but anti piracy patrols don't need much more than a small size warship.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-05-10 18:25||   2012-05-10 18:25|| Front Page Top

#5 and a hunting license.
Posted by Frank G 2012-05-10 20:52||   2012-05-10 20:52|| Front Page Top

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