Britain’s first female defence secretary Penny Mordaunt comes from a military family. Her father was a paratrooper and she is a Royal Navy reservist. She has, in the past, served as minster for the armed forces. Photo: Bloomberg
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New British defence minister Penny Mordaunt should focus on home front and not South China Sea

  • The appointment of Penny Mordaunt following the sacking of her sabre-rattling predecessor appears sound, and she should steer clear of matters involving the South China Sea

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Britain’s first female defence secretary Penny Mordaunt comes from a military family. Her father was a paratrooper and she is a Royal Navy reservist. She has, in the past, served as minster for the armed forces. Photo: Bloomberg
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