Whilst Phil Hammond has been in the US this week playing up UK defence and trying to convince everyone in Washington that the UK is not some ‘liberal’ paradise with gay marriage and mothers day friendly armed forces but indeed a strong partner with high levels of capability, resilience and willingness, 1 Battalion the Rifles have been on exercise with elements of the US 10th Mountain Division.
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You do have to like the way US forces designate their operations and exercises, I mean really, what is Herrick :)
So, to what Phil said;
With a fully integrated force of 190,000 regulars and reserves, retaining our ability to deploy into the field a division-size force, our cutting-edge, broad spectrum conventional capabilities, our world class Special Forces, and our unique intelligence network, the UK will continue to be able to project and sustain military power around the world.
We will remain the most capable and most interoperable ally of the United States of America.