We were once thought of as one of the best armies in the world. Now we are not even taken seriously by one of our closest allies.
How did our international standing fall so far so quickly? Well according to this report in the Telegraph it is because Labour have created an army of bureaucrats which dwarf the real armed forces.
If it were me in the Des Browne hot seat I would do two things. Firstly I wouldn’t do it as a part time job and secondly I would make sure the forces had what they needed to do a professional job. And that includes having enough people.