Uncertain future of UK assault ships raises fears over naval capability

As featured in The Financial Times

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Malcolm Chalmers, analyst at the Royal United Services Institute, a think-tank, says: “It is plausible to imagine scenarios where a campaign could really benefit from a capability to insert a well-equipped light force from the sea. However it’s a question of priorities. And the Royal Navy’s top priorities at present are clearly nuclear deterrence and carrier strike.”