The underlying principle behind the cuts that HMF are facing, are to prevent this type of independant action. How can The UK act independently as a nation, and project our foreign policy, when we are moving into an era of sharing capabilities with our European allies.
IMO this could be the last action of an independant UK Force, before we come under the yoke of The EU.
I don't know what the fuss is about, going into an oil rich, predominantly muslim country to help oust a dictator will surely be appreciated by the natives and the wider Islamic world. What could possibly go wrong?
THis is going to end in tears. Why can't the UN find some Arab nation to go into Libya? The arrival of any western military will antagonise the region and give the Islamic extremists what they have been waiting for.
If we cannot run the airbridge and resupply to Afghanistan how the feck will we do this lot, if it goes ahead, with what we have got?