DS is pleased to provide a link to the recent RUSI debate on defence ahead of the general election, chaired by Mr Mark Urban. It is a pity that political interlocutors found it so difficult to think of defence as much more than a ‘Westminster bubble football’ to be kicked around the park with little real regard for national security or the lives of our service people. Twas ever thus!
Why anyone should find it so difficult to believe that the UK can only sortie a couple of submarines or warships, a few fast jets and only minor Army units at any one time at short notice is a mystery to DS? But then we have never worked out exactly when arithmetic and logic were trumped by MOD PR spin in the minds of the general public? And now it seems some esteemed contributors to RUSI have been taken in too. Good game, hope you are playing at home.