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War in Yemen: European divisions on arms-export controls

European arms suppliers to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen have come under increasing criticism. Lucie Béraud-Sudreau looks at the emerging divergence in arms-export control policies.

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US carriers – more support from amphibious fleet

The debate over the US Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (CVNs) is in full flood. Nick Childs suggests that the US should further develop its amphibious assault ships as support carriers.