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Navy chief: Britain cannot keep up its role in Libya air war due to cuts

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/06/2011

James Kirkup

"Adml Sir Mark Stanhope said the campaign would have been more effective without the Government's defence cuts.

"The aircraft carrier and the Harrier jump-jets scrapped under last year's strategic defence review would have made the mission more effective, faster and cheaper, he said.

"Sir Mark warned that the Navy would not be able to sustain its operations in Libya for another three months without making cuts elsewhere.

"The First Sea Lord's comments will stir the debate over defence cuts that have left Britain without a working aircraft carrier and forced the Royal Navy's Harrier jump jets to be mothballed."

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"Navy chief: Britain cannot keep up its role in Libya air war due to cuts", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 25/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/navy-chief-britain-cannot-keep-up-its-role-in-libya-air-war-due-to-cuts