UK’s New Aircraft Carrier Fails to Live up to China Seas Billing

US defense secretary said Britain more useful “nearer home”

By: John Elliott

It was to have been a triumphal demonstration of Brexit Britain’s continuing global reach into Asia and the Pacific, with the proud new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth showing that the UK can play an international role in challenging China’s widening power.

Heavily guarded by a US destroyer and a Dutch frigate and equipped with Ameri…

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