Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Royal Navy RIP

"The Royal Navy can no longer fight a major war because of years of underfunding and cutbacks, a leaked Whitehall report has revealed. ... Last year, Sir Alan West, a former head of the Navy who is now a government minister, gave warning that Britain would end up with a 'tinpot' Navy if more money were not spent on defence", http://www.telegraph.co.uk/, 2 December.

Anyone who bought the cooperation strategy, see my 22 November post, is crazy. We have a "fallacy of composition", apparently all Western powers have acted on this theory, the result: Western naval power is inadequate to fight a major war. The Royal Navy now has 75 ships, when added to the 276 in the US Navy we have 351 total. Where is the "600 ship" fleet the US was supposed to build?

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