“Fake News” and “Alternative Facts” seem to be the order of the day at the moment, no more so than in the reporting of defence news. At least, one almost hopes so because it would be worrying if all the stories published recently were true. Yet, would it be surprising if they were?
I don’t suppose I will remember all of them, but a few will make the point.
You could help us with this. Write to your MP, especially if he/she is in the defence team or a member of the Defence Select Committee, and ask them to explain what is happening to our armed forces. Please send a copy of your letter and the reply to us. We would be most grateful.
Meanwhile, I hope you have read the Discussion Paper by Fred Dupuy. It highlights the issue of procurement about which we are going to put strong pressure on the government. Something is seriously wrong at the moment leading to waste and serious gaps in capability.
Finally, are we getting to the point when the government can no longer claim that it believes that Security and Defence are the first duties of government?