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TIME TO TURN PLOUGHSHARES BACK INTO WARSHIPS

Odin’s Eye WARSHIPS PLOUGHSHARES The Cold War ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had been rendered bankrupt by the Reagan arms race. People in the West were promised a bounty - the so-called Peace Dividend - that would divert money spent on defence to public programmes. General prosperity and international goodwill would remove the danger of a Third World War and bring an end even to small conflicts. ...

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The Gears of History are Grinding

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The recent UK vote for Brexit was instantly seen by the ruling Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) as a brilliant opportunity to push for another Independence referendum. Should Scotland finally break away, ...

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Between Europe & the Open Sea

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If nothing else the Battle of Jutland a hundred years ago, is famous for one particular saying. Vice Admiral David Beatty lost two battle-cruisers from his advanced squadron and remarked: “There ...

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