The day after ISIS takes Mosul in Iraq, the UK's National Audit Office says the Coalition's plans to scale back the Army and increase reservists have "significant risks" to its operational abilities and that the decision was taken without "appropriate testing of feasibility". Just a week after the D-Day commemorations, ask yourself: will we ever learn that our armed forces are like puppies and 'not just for Christmas'. You have a standing army, navy and air force to protect the hospitals, schools and values that we hold dear. Investing in the Defence of the Realm comes first in this dangerous, dangerous world.
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