“From the purchasing of cheap Pakistani made ammunition that caused repeated jams in 50 calibre guns, this Government has sought to fight wars on the cheap, with no exit strategy.”
With a brother who is currently rising up in the ranks of the Army but with a definite chance to be in Afgan within the next 24 months I have more than a vested interest in the armed forces.
The simple fact it that the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were never vote winners, they were geopolitical insanities; at least in the for with which they ultimately took. As a result welfare, resources and lives were lost.
This must change. If not in money, but strategy to keep our people alive and effective wherever they are needed.