Republican senators try to block fighter jets being deployed to UK

Source: Daily Mail Online - View Original Article
Published: May 06, 2020
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66% Liberal


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88% "As the Government's Huawei decision is yet to become British law, reversal is still possible.""
82% "'This is serious.""
81% "Mr Cotton has previously passed anti-Huawei proposals into law, meaning his amendment is possible.""
80% "The news is the latest between Washington and London over the Prime Minister's decision to allow Huawei access in the UK.""
69% "Ultimately, Congress will decide.""
67% "We need to rethink the Huawei decision,' tweeted Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee.""
66% "But to pass it must appear in the version of the legislation passed by the US Senate and the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, before ..."
63% "Chinese telecoms company Huawei was permitted to build Britain's 5G wireless network by Boris Johnson in January.""
58% "Pictured: Republican senator for Arkansas Tom Cotton, who is attempting to block by law a fleet of F-35A Lightning II aircraft being stationed in ..."
53% "An F-35A Lightning II Combat Power Exercise at Hill Air Force Base, in Utah, US Republican senators are trying to block 48 of the most ..."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

88% : As the Government's Huawei decision is yet to become British law, reversal is still possible.
82% : 'This is serious.
81% : Mr Cotton has previously passed anti-Huawei proposals into law, meaning his amendment is possible.
80% : The news is the latest between Washington and London over the Prime Minister's decision to allow Huawei access in the UK.
69% : Ultimately, Congress will decide.
67% : We need to rethink the Huawei decision,' tweeted Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee.
66% : But to pass it must appear in the version of the legislation passed by the US Senate and the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, before getting signed off by the US President.
63% : Chinese telecoms company Huawei was permitted to build Britain's 5G wireless network by Boris Johnson in January.
58% : Pictured: Republican senator for Arkansas Tom Cotton, who is attempting to block by law a fleet of F-35A Lightning II aircraft being stationed in the UK Pictured: F-35A Lightning II pilots with the 421st Fighter Squadron, in Nevada Mr Cotton currently sits on a committee which handles the legislation, and other Republican signatories are expected, according to a report in The Telegraph. 'While the United States will do all we can to maintain and strengthen the special relationship, protecting US airmen and our national security assets must come first,' Mr Cotton told the national newspaper.
53% : An F-35A Lightning II Combat Power Exercise at Hill Air Force Base, in Utah, US Republican senators are trying to block 48 of the most advanced fighter jets (pictured) ever created from being deployed to the UK It would ban deployment to countries where perceived 'at-risk' firms like Huawei operate.
49% : If it passes it would effectively stop two US squadrons of F-35As being permanently stationed in the UK from next year as planned.
47% : F-35s are among the most advanced fighter planes ever made, hence US fears.
46% : The White House has launched a major review into the decision's impact.
37% : Preventing Huawei from building 'core' parts of the 5G network and capping its non-core market share to 35% means the UK Government is not compromised, it claims.
34% : The $200 million aircraft project has been nearly a half-decade in preparation Republican senators are trying to block 48 of the most advanced fighter jets ever created from being deployed to the UK, over Huawei's involvement in building Britain's 5G wireless network.
34% : Mr Cotton, who also sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is trying to make an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which determines defense spending levels.
34% : The Republican Party however does not share that view.
29% : A summary at the top of Mr Cotton's proposal states: 'To prohibit the stationing of new aircraft at bases in host countries with at-risk vendors in their 5G or 6G networks.'
28% : The move is being led by Republican senator for Arkansas Tom Cotton, who is attempting to block by law a fleet of F-35A Lightning II aircraft being stationed in the UK.
14% : The $200 million aircraft project has been nearly a half-decade in preparation and a collapse at this stage would be embarrassing for the British government. Long-standing preparations have been in the making at RAF Lakenheath, in Suffolk, including 1,200 US airmen.
7% : One UK defense source speaking to The Telegraph dismissed any fears, saying the F-35s would not use Huawei-built networks.

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