Our plan seems to have been little more than to cobble together just enough kit to make us a Great Power on the cheap. That cannot continue.
Posts Tagged: Afghanistan
The future leaders of the Left either don’t know their history, or prefer a made-up version of it.
Mark Francois: More women. More ethnic minorities. Medical testing reform. What must be done to raise army numbers.
The Prime Minister asked me to conduct a review of recruiting into the Armed Forces. My report is published this week.
A dogmatic, utopian insistence on imposing the American model wholesale often runs contrary to establishing stability, growth, and the rule of law.
James Gray: Before yet another defence review, we must first answer the big question – what is Britain for?
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
The American President got elected by infuriating the liberals, but is incapable of governing by the same means.
Values give real power to people – not symbols. Of all the issues that we face, is this truly one that our Prime Minister should be focusing on?
Some of the criticisms of Sir Martin Moore-Bick have gone much too far, and seem to be attempts to make political points in the wake of a terrible tragedy.
The way in which the 0.7 per cent target is defined is out of date. Lack of money is not necessarily the primary cause of underdevelopment.
Nicholas Mazzei: The Korean crisis highlights a stark truth. Britain is completely unprepared for war.
Outcries over the loss of soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq show that the British public is simply unwilling to see soldiers dying.
At best, sending him to Guantanamo failed – and at worst it backfired spectacularly.
Nadhim Zahawi tells us that the President’s words and deeds will cause serious damage to the anti-ISIS struggle.
This morning, around 4,500 British servicemen and women will be serving our country across the globe. They are taking part in 25 operations in almost 30 countries.
If we can’t afford defence, what can we afford?
Allowing Russia to become top dog in the Middle East has consequences for Europe – including Britain.