British military tests tanks in Channel tunnel: report

British military tests tanks in Channel tunnel: report
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The British military conducted a test with tanks last week to see how effective using the English Channel tunnel would be should the country need to deploy troops into Europe.

The test, which took place Wednesday, has been in the works for a year. The military sent five tanks down the 30-mile "Chunnel" amid a time of increasing tension between Russia and NATO, according to a NBC News report. 

The timing — two days before President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE's inauguration — was coincidental, the British Army said.

 

 

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The tunnel, known as the “Chunnel,” links Great Britain to northern France.