After World War II, the United States has always called friends and friends in wars. Few, or even more than a dozen countries send troops, it is not easy to use force against a medium-sized country. But now, the US army is pressing down on Iran, but almost no ally has taken the initiative to send troops to assist, only the lone US army is playing in front.
There is no Britain who is willing to fight with the US military every time Any action. Even EnglishThe country will also reduce its army of only 77,000 to less than 70,000. The upgrade of 227 "Challenger" 2 tanks and 480 "Warrior" infantry fighting vehicles was postponed. The plan to spend 3.5 billion pounds to purchase 589 new generation "Ajax" tanks will also shrink.
The British Navy will also reduce the Marine Corps, scrap two amphibious assault ships and two frigates, and the Air Force will postpone the battlefield communications information project of the Joint Forces Command, which may be delayed. The United States has never wanted Britain to disarm for several reasons.
The first one, after the disarmament of the United Kingdom, it will be difficult to continue to support the United States In wars in Afghanistan and other countries. Second, after the reduction of British armed forces, will the United States’ global strategy and deterrence be weakened? Third, after the reduction of British military personnel, military intelligence gathering capabilities will be weakened.
Fourth, the reduction in British military input is actually equivalent to the weakening of the American military power. Fifth, the United States fears that Britain will take the lead, and other allies in NATO have followed suit, and have gradually reduced them like dominoes. Military expenditure, which is equivalent to reducing the US military power.
And now, Trump will give The United Kingdom dug a big pit, and after reporting relevant reconnaissance intelligence, the British Marines came forward to intercept the 300,000-ton Iranian tanker in the waters near Gibraltar controlled by the United Kingdom. The problem now is that the oil belongs to Iran, but This ship is Russian. It immediately angered Khamenei and Putin.
Moreover, Iran wanted to retaliate by arresting a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. If it insists on not releasing the ship, Confiscated oil. Now, Britain has become Iran’s direct opponent. But if it is releasedOil tankers are tantamount to saying that the sanctions agreement on Syria is a joke.
Then the safety of the British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, Who is responsible? As long as Iran is not defeated for one day, then a high level of alert must be maintained. This requires increasing military expenditures, ordering more ships and aircraft, and hiring more military and intelligence personnel. Just to start the war, then more needs to be added.