"A frightening read, but it is definately true. I served in Bosnia,Kosovo,E.Timor and Sierra Leone and I can corroborate what Lewis Page says, indeed I believe he has been kind. The real situation is far worse. We often had no night vision, aviation, fire support or good weapons and clothing. We were also aware of the Army of senior Officers and Civilians talking 'doctrine' i.e spin whilst nothing changed at the front.I find it impossible to accept that we cannot be well equipped on the budget we have."