Only an hour ago I said:
"With people like Williamson in charge, the UK is the rogue state."
60 mins later...
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is reportedly to say in a speech later today:
"Brexit has brought us to a great moment in our history. A moment when we must strengthen our global presence, enhance our lethality and increase our mass."
"Enhance our lethality"?
The UK is the rogue state.
The only part where I would diverge is the requirement to have boots on the ground. Even the US military have probably seen similar reductions in numbers over the same period. Of course, BOTG are needed for Falklands type operations.
Western interventions are more likely to be bombing missions these days. Plus, that sort of thing gives more scope for selling high tech, and therefore expensive, weapons.
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