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The changing battlefield and winning future conflicts

Commentary / World Jul 18, 2021

The changing battlefield and winning future conflicts

The powerful supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest warship ever built by Britain, with its crew of 2,500, has now arrived in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean where it is holding joint drills and maneuvers with units of the Maritime Self-Defense ...

Smaller armies and better defenses in a new world

Commentary / World Apr 15, 2021

Smaller armies and better defenses in a new world

Concern has been raised that the United Kingdom is once again reducing the size of its armed forces. A chorus of complaints has come from retired generals, from defense experts and from politicians, all bemoaning the planned reduction in military manpower and in tanks ...