Saturday, August 31, 2013

Is The UK-US Special Relationship On The Rocks?

UK-US Special Relationship In Danger, Warns Philip Hammond -- The Guardian

Defence secretary tells of concern over renewed Franco-American alliance, while Ed Miliband insists bond will endure

Defence secretary Philip Hammond has expressed apprehension about the future of Britain's defence ties with the US. Hammond's comments came as John Kerry, the US secretary of state, praised France as the oldest ally of the US and made no mention of Britain.

In an interview with Channel 4 News, the defence secretary showed how the Anglo-American special relationship had been shaken by the parliamentary defeat when he said that France's renewed alliance with the US placed Britain in an "uncomfortable place".

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My Comment: The relationship may not be special right now .... but it will survive because of language, history, and culture.

Update: About That Special Relationship -- Emanuele Ottolenghi, Commentary

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