Am I alone in thinking this kind of carrier obsessed myopic nonsense makes things more difficult to manage the situation, avoid escalation and generally keep the lid on things?
Remember, our strategy is built on three legs
If all those three fail it would require an effort to retake but should we be planning for failure or actually reinforcing those legs?
Of course, with the decision on carrier strike aircraft it should come as no surprise that the volume of this kind of thing increases in an attempt to make sure those damned nuisance politicians make the right decision.
Every time there is a significant decision point on the Royal Navy and aircraft carriers expect an article like the above.
It has become so transparent it is a wonder anyone actually falls for it anymore.
Just to provide a supporting backdrop there is always stuff like this to cheer everyone up as well, at least I had a little guilty chuckle :)
Click the link to see from whence it came :)