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Old 10-01-2017, 07:35   #3735
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Re: Post-Brexit Thread

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Originally Posted by 1andrew1 View Post

France bids to take Nato leadership role from Britain
Britain could lose its leading position within Nato after Brexit under options being discussed by member states.
The tradition that a British officer holds the No 2 military post in the alliance is under threat as other European countries eye the coveted role, the Royal United Services Institute think tank indicated. The move would represent a loss of prestige for Britain, which has filled the post of deputy supreme allied commander almost continually since Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery in 1951. The alliance has always been led by an American.

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Surprised that Liam Fox wasn't present.
They might have more of a chance if they'd actually joined in with a foreign conflict in the last 15 years or so.
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