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Defence review: what is Britain’s place in the world?

The royal navy is the clear winner from Cameron's much-touted defence spending announcement

By Robert Fry  

British Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) talks with military personnel as he stands between an RAF Sentinel surveillance aircraft (left) and an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet during his visit to Royal Air Force station RAF Northolt, in west London. © Justin Tallis/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Despite some recent evidence to the contrary, the British have a vocation for strategy. We did not outfight Germany twice in the 20th Century;…

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