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originally posted by: Wirral Bagpuss
I am watching the news this morning and am remembering the Cold War when the USSR frequently buzzed our airspace and sea defences. They are currently trying it on once more. What is more worrying is that the Russian Bear is flexing it's muscles and of course the world is focusing on the shooting down of MH17.
With this in mind I am thinking of the defence cuts here in the UK. We don't even have an aircraft carrier! I blame this current Government for the totally irresponsible behaviour in this regards. I don't want war, I don't think anyone wants it. I would cheer if Humanity grew up and we had no need for armies and such. Perhaps an International Rescue Organisation for natural disasters, that sort of thing. But until we do grow up, we will need defences.
So, has Phillip Hammond, now our foreign secretary, former defence secretary been incredibly naïve at best, careless and at worse betrayed the UK from a defence point of view, since the cuts were done on his watch?