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J. Vitor Tossini
Since the 1970s, Britain has been using the Canadian Prairies as its largest training area.
Going 'global' is an exercise of prudence and brings as many questions as it solves, only with a clear strategy will the new bases overseas will bring benefits to Britain’s global objectives.
Gibraltar came under British rule during the War of the Spanish Succession, after many attempts to retake the rock were made, it remained the only British stronghold on mainland Europe.
The UK’s emergency response committee only convenes to handle potentially disruptive or significant matters. This makes the decision to hold a COBR meeting reserved to a few events of national relevance.
Diego Garcia is one of the last British footholds ‘East of Suez’ and the last British possession in the Indian Ocean.
Ascension has a long military history under the Union Flag, being crucial for many military operations since the nineteenth century, including the Royal Navy’s campaign against the slave trade and in the Falklands War.
While there are new talks concerning the future of the British military personnel in Germany, the permanent contingent is due to have left the country by 2020 after decades of continued presence.
Covering not even 100 square miles the two bases on Cyprus are vital to the British military capabilities in the Mediterranean, Middle East and beyond East of Suez.
The unfortunate disappearance of the Argentine submarine displayed a rare co-operation between Britain and Argentina. The episode witnessed the two countries overcoming their differences and working together for the first time in years.
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