By SubTel Forum

“Urgent steps” must be taken to stop the decline of Britain’s Royal Navy “before it’s too late,” Vice Adm. Sir Jeremy Blackham and research professor Gwyn Prins wrote in the August/September 2010 edition of the RUSI (Royal United Service Institute) Journal. According to an article on The Trumpet, Britain has grown to take its security for granted. “We now live in a time in which wars touch few people directly. … Today, the assumption is that good order is a natural condition and can be taken for granted because ‘nothing happens. Even the Internet depends upon the oceans and sea gates. Ninety percent of global e-mails travel through undersea fiber-optic cables. These cables also run into choke points—often in similar places to critical sea gates. If a hostile power took control of the ocean, Britain could be shut down.

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