We are in the final run in to the Strategic Defence Review so in a time honoured military tradition, the well oiled old boy network and new media spin machine will join forces to fight their respective corners.
Expect lots of stories in the mainstream and specialist media about how important the carriers are, why we need Typhoon Tranche 3 and why it is really important that we maintain the Army at the expense of Trident, etc etc
We will definitely start seeing stories from the RAF and RN about how they are supporting operations in Afghanistan or how the RN is a pirate buster extraordinaire.
Some of it will promote genuine debate but most will be nothing short of a naked attempt to protect sacred cows. As we reported earlier though, sacred cows make the best beef burgers.
Its going to be fun to watch the the usually very slick RAF media machine going head to head with the other services, who knows, there might even be a stitch up between the big equipment spenders of the Crab and Andrew variety, against Tom!