Britain Left Defenceless

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The Dutch attack the English fleet, 1667 / Wiki

Here’s a surprising story from Wednesday’s London Independent:

No Warships Left Defending Britain After Defence Cutbacks

Former First Sea Lord Admiral Lord Alan West said: “I would hardly say it is a luxury…It’s a big problem…It’s a very unsatisfactory position to be in.”

As the congressional super-committee struggles in its quest to save $1.2 trillion over the next decade – and apparently coming up empty-handed – these kinds of problems are likely to be seen on this side of the Atlantic, as well.

P.S. Don’t tell the French.