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News Digest from the December 2012 Edition

UK TO OPERATE TWO CARRIERS The British government has staged a volte-face two years after declaring it would only ever operate one of the two new Queen Elizabeth Class super-carriers being built for the Royal Navy. In October 2010, the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) committed the UK to only keeping a single carrier in commission, with the other ‘in extended readiness’ (in other words mothballed). It was felt the non-operational vessel might ...

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