The following is from an interview in the Telegraph with UK Defence Minster Liam Fox, on why his country, you might say the entire West, are suffering through forced fleet cuts to salvage the economy. It isn’t just lack of allocated funds, as the Minister explains:
“If I had a criticism of the Navy it is that it’s been too centered on a high specification end and not had sufficient platform numbers (ships) in a world that requires presence.”
Speaking of the British military, the Atlantic Sentinel has kindly reproduced the post that appeared here earlier titled “The Man Who Will Save UK Defense“. Please drop by their excellent website as a favor to me!