Hell, No! There's at least a couple of platoons still non-tasked in UK, so we can easily "punch above our weight", and handle Southern Iran all on our lonesome. The RAF have got a window in the Red Arrows flying programme for next thursday afternoon, so that's air support covered. The Iranistanians won't know what's hit 'em (mainly due to the red white and blue smoke screen).AndyPipkin said:
I dont actually think that 'the boss' is REALLY telling it how it is, his language seems very 'reserved' IMHO:Litotes said:I remain unconvinced that we can even continue as we are doing!
Good to see the Boss telling it as it is, but I doubt that Mr Blair is listening. I have the feeling that the PM-elect, Gordon, will just cut, cut and then cut some more. And I'm not talking about our commitments either!
This will get worse before it gets better, IMHO.
Which we all were, but then (shockingly) Aghan increases were announced, which isn't mentioned in the article.Sir Jock said he had been encouraged by recent announcements on troop withdrawals in Iraq.
Agreed. Anybody with the integrity to speak out is instantly 'smeared' by the Number 10 spin machine.lsquared said:I doubt for one minute that Bliar or any of his discredited oiks in government will pay any attention to CDS. They have more important things to consider than the well-being of our Armed Forces - their reputations, legacies and possibly their freedom.
Unprofitible is one way of describing it! I think if whoever our leader was if and when Dubya decided to- throw more toys out of the pram and- proceed with Operation Persian Freedom would be the worse kind of moron not to realise that even beyond manpower requiremnts we don't have the cash to maintain a force in Iran.KGB_resident said:
Perhaps Russia and China could stop being so obstructive with sanctions on Iran. It not as though they have a leg to stand on with human rights abuses.KGB_resident said:
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