There may be good reasons why Australia decided American submarines would be more suitable than French boats as a defense against China. But what the United Kingdom’s interests in the region are, apart from puffing up a self-image of “global Britain” after Brexit, is less clear.
NEW YORK – Two days before the Normandy landings in June 1944, Charles de Gaulle demanded the right to govern France after it was liberated by the Allies. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who detested de Gaulle, had no intention of agreeing to this. Winston Churchill, who rather admired de Gaulle’s illusions of grandeur, sided with Roosevelt. He told the Free French leader that if he had to choose between de Gaulle and Roosevelt, he would alwaysRead More »