I think he used the words ‘punching above our weight’ but have a look at this from Admiral Sir George Zambellas KCB DSC ADC DL First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy.
The video is from the Credible Maritime Partners in the 21st Century conference in the USA at the Center For Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
A discussion on the UK’s approach to maritime security in the current global security environment. Admiral Zambellas addresses how the Royal Navy will maintain the capabilities to remain a relevant and dependable maritime partner to the U.S. Navy and other allies into the future
It is just under an hour long but worth watching.
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