UK to send flagship aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth to disputed Pacific waters in display of ‘hard power’ – The Independent

UK to send flagship aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth to disputed Pacific waters in display of ‘hard power’ – The Independent

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The aircraft-carrier Queen Elizabeth, with two squadrons of F-35 stealth fighters on board, will be sent into disputed waters in the Pacific in a display of “hard power”, the defence secretary is due to announce in a major speech on Britain’s military strategy in the post-Brexit world.Gavin Williamson will declare the UK “may have to intervene” in future to confront aggression from countries like Russia and China who “flout international law” and are “resurgent” in rebuilding their armed forces. Britain and its western allies have to be ready “to use hard power to support our interests”,  the defence secretary is due to say in an address at RUSI (Royal United Services Institute) in London on Monday. “We have to be ready to show the high price of aggressive behaviour, ready to strengthen our resilience.”  Mr Williamson will say: “Britain has its greatest opportunity in 50 years to redefine its role as we leave the European Union.
And with the world changing so rapidly it is up to us to seize the opportunity that Brexit brings. “We can build new alliances, rekindle old ones and, most importantly, make it clear that we are the country that will act when required, and a ....


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