Here are pic of British and American troops – side by side!
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Credit: Ministry of DefenceThe Ministry of Defence has released footage of UK and US soldiers working together at Kabul airport as evacuations continue.Scenes of the joint effort, however, contrast with rising trans-Atlantic tensions over US president Joe Biden’s deadline on withdrawing his troops from the airport.
Geoff Hoon, the British defense secretary who oversaw the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under then prime minister Tony Blair, has defended President Joe Biden over the disastrous allied exit from Afghanistan.
An anti-Taliban resistance group in Afghanistan says it has thousands of people ready to fight.
- The US Navy’s Ticonderoga-class cruisers are the largest and most well armed of its surface fleet.
- But the Navy has spent nearly a decade trying to get rid of its cruisers, arguing they are expensive and unreliable.
- Congress has fought those efforts, and the Navy’s latest attempt already looks set to encounter resistance.
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After the decommissioning of its final battleship in 1992, the US Navy’s cruisers became the largest and most well-armed warships of the surface fleet. Today, the Navy has 21 active Ticonderoga-class cruisers, with one laid up.
Able to carry a whopping 122 missiles and other weapons, the Ticonderogas pose a significant threat to any enemy and have played a central role in the Navy’s power-projection since 1980.
Despite this, for nearly a decade, the Navy has been trying to get rid of its cruisers, citing their age and upkeep costs. Congress has repeatedly rebuffed the service’s plans, primarily out of fear that losing the ships could limit American ability to respond to threats from China.
But the Navy is committed to divesting its cruisers, and its most recent effort, outlined in the Navy’s 2022 budget request, looks set for another intense debate in Congress.