Friday, September 30, 2011

Could Defence Cuts Result With Britain Losing The Falkland Islands

Defence Cuts Mean Britain Could Lose The Falkland Islands, Warns Thinktank -- Daily Mail

Crippling defence cuts have left the Falkland Islands vulnerable to attack by Argentina, military grandees warned yesterday.

In a bleak assessment, ex-top brass said Britain’s dwindling military budget left the South Atlantic territory a ‘plum ripe for picking’ if Buenos Aires, backed by ally China, invaded.

The damning report urged ministers to pour billions of pounds into the MoD budget - boosting military spending from 2 to 3 per cent of GDP.

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My Comment: Argentina does not have there sources and means to successful invade and occupy the Falklands. If the Chinese help .... probably. But the idea of China getting involved in a conflict in the South Atlantic is a bit of a stretch.

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