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The last day of July the Marine Corps declared that a squadron of F-35B joint strike fighters was ready for combat. But analysts warned that there is a lot of work remaining for the Marines before the aircraft reaches its full potential.
The latest Russian military intervention in Ukraine is forcing NATO to refocus its attention on its eastern flank. But concerns about a resurgent Russia will not prompt a large boost in alliance procurement, according to analysts.
Now some experts say the Scottish National Party — with its increased influence after winning 56 seats in Parliament — may push for the dismantling of the Trident program and potentially squash any chance of a replacement.

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