Decisions have consequences.
When you shovel extra costs like Trident into an already creaking budget, this happens.
When you concentrate on vainglorious major equipment projects at the expense of all else, this happens.
When you run the MoD for the benefit of a rapacious industry, this happens.
When you grandstand on the world stage but fail to fund defence, this happens.
When you have a revolving door between industry and the armed forces/civil service, this happens.
When you can’t find your arse with both hands, this happens.
Shame on all those who run defence and the politicians that peddle the same bullshit about defence as they always have.