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U.K. Minister Mordaunt: Britain No Longer Defense Spending 'Basket Case'

U.K. Minister Mordaunt: Britain No Longer Defense Spending ‘Basket Case’

British Royal Marine Commandos take part in Operation Sond Chara, the clearance of Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan in 2009. DoD Photo

British Royal Marine Commandos take part in Operation Sond Chara, the clearance of Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan in 2009. DoD Photo

In explaining Britain’s future national security course, one of its most senior defense officials said the country is “no longer that basket case” that it was five years ago when its budget was in a “black hole” and the Defense Ministry was trying to unravel a tangle of programs. Read More