Macunaima wrote:Picador wrote:I think the US has more capable naval assets now than the RN had in 1982. The US had more capable naval assets in 1982 than the RN.
Britain hasn't had any proper fleet carriers since the 70s. A handful of helicopter carriers and short deck carriers deploying Harriers wasn't a credible alternative.
Oh, no doubt. Today’s U.S. Navy could definitely beat the shit out of 1982 Argentina. No question.
For an academic your reading comprehension skills are somewhat lacking. Read the second sentence, first para again. Slowly.