Warm words about those serving oversees ring hollow when their families are shivering in sub-standard accommodation.
“We hoped right up until the end that the Afghan government and its armed forces would be able to hang in there…” says Chief of the Defence Staff General.
The ONS published data in March showing that they face the highest risk of death from Covid-19, more than any other occupation.
It can become the best again, but only if the land forces element is revisited in the Government’s proposal.
I love experts. I used to be one. But it’s in their nature, singularly and collectively, to lay it on thick.
The impulse of Brexit is to prove Britain’s openness by striking out, but this tilt increases our security dependence on Europe.
The Cabinet Office’s Review will ask complex questions about its purpose. But a straightforward one may be the place to start.
With VJ Day approaching, we should never lose our pride in our shared military history and of our contribution to the vanquishing of tyranny.