You would have had to be as reclusive as Gadaffi this week not to have noticed the Army making its play for future budgets.
Widely predicted to be being lined up for a serious cut post Afghanistan, maybe even further than FF20, it is, as they say, getting its digs in early.
Various articles in the mainstream media, a couple of provacative statements about lazy thinking and a push to get back to combined arms manouver force structure once we have gotten the f**k out of dodge (maybe sooner than the 2015 everyone thinks) have all been combined in a beutifully orchestrated media blitz to remind everyone of the need for lots more cash in the future.
These articles and speeches have culminated today with the release of the video below from the Army.
We all enjoy a spot of bullshit bingo, see if you can spot.
- Bang for the buck
- Cold War Relics
The underlying message is that Afghanistan has changed the Army too much and we need to get back into the business of being a full spectrum force again becaause you never know, strategic shock etc etc.
Oh, and by the way, we needs lots of cash.
It also makes a great play about being chums with America and how they might not like us very much if we aren’t fully capable so you know, we need lots of cash.
We have to stop this desperate sucking up to the USA and realise that pleasing the USA by being the military 51st state does not necessarily serve our needs.
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