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LIBYA WAR EXPOSED UK GOVT’S RISK-TAKING WITH ROYAL NAVY

by Francis Beaufort, Political Correspondent

Parliamentarians in the UK have suggested Britain’s commitment of naval forces to the Libyan campaign last year exposed serious deficiencies in the country’s maritime forces. In a report entitled ‘Operations in Libya’ members of the House of Commons Defence Committee observed that the Royal Navy’s efforts to help protect the Libyan people from the depredations of the Gaddafi regime were commendable ‘particularly ...

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