fredag 4. januar 2019

A British military base on the South China Sea is not a far-fetched idea

When the British defense minister revealed this week that new military bases were being considered in Asia, critics questioned whether London has the money -- or strategic vision -- to carry out such a plan. But an examination of recent British defense initiatives shows that far from being an off-the-cuff play, a base in Asia would be a logical extension of moves made over the last few years.

Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson broached ideas for a post-Brexit British military in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph."This is our biggest moment as a nation since the end of the Second World War," Williamson said. "This is our moment to be that true global player once more -- and I think the armed forces play a really important role as part of that."