OK, so you're sitting in your office in an HQ somewhere in the UK and you have the opportunity to pen a 'paper' that encapsulates the very essence of the looming debate on the future of the Reserves. You're slightly confused as to the use of the word 'Reserves' which is interesting in itself (presumably this is a purple debate and encompasses the TA, Navy and RAF?) but nonetheless you have a burning desire to put fingers to keyboard to ensure that the really 'key' points (as far as you are concerned) get heard/read. Apart from the obvious 'the TA needs to be more Operations focused' - we could have written that conclusion before opening the TORs - what is the real nub of the issue? Is it perhaps a real effort to finally fulfil the promise of the 'One Army'? Is it TACOS? Is it a better method of transfer between Regular and TA - and vice versa? Is it the end of the TA and time to simply get on with a regular force that has part timers enbedded in the orbat? Is it better employment protection and subsequent liberal use of compulsory mobilisation? Is it to sell off the estate, close down the RFCAs, sack SaBRE, and just focus on centralised cohort training for IRs? or what? The Regular engagement in this is already up and running and unless the TA engages as well, and soon, it will get left in the wake of changes driven by regular imperatives - good or bad?