No, THe UK is not a military super power. They do have a very strong militray force, but they do not have the assests to wage war against a force like China or the Soviets (I still can't call them the Russians). It's naval force is not uo to task. The UK has no major carrier group. And by that I mean somehting on the level of a US Naval carrier. It's naval assests for their carriers are VSTOl aircraft and anti sub choppers. It's ground force are capable of holding their own, but once again.. they do not have the means to move them without NATO (aka...USA) support. It's nuclear force is with it's subs and bombers. It has no ICBMs. No qick strike opition unless it places it's subs near the enemy coast. Yes, you can get a first strike with that opition but then that means the UK has attacked first. It's Air Power can also hold it's own, but remember, most of it's assests are tied in with US Froces in the UK. And that is due to NATO treaties and also the 99 year lease of bases. It's to the point that the UK naval forces play b!tch to the US. I don't want to be mean. But it's the truth. THat's because the UK and the USA have become such close allies, that the UK depends on the USA for alot of things.