United Kingdom—Prime Minister Pumps Brakes On Potential Carrier Deployment To S. China Sea

CNBC | 02/12/2019

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson says the U.K. will send its newest aircraft carrier to the South China Sea on her maiden deployment, reports CNBC. A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May quickly responded to the statement, emphasizing that HMS Queen Elizabeth would not deploy until 2021 and would visit a number of places around the world. The prime minister would make the final decision on its route, the spokesman said, as quoted by the Independent (U.K.). In a speech...

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