It is my hope that the CGS & CDS have the balls to say to the politicians “Your peace dividend will be the same size as the uplift you gave us once Iraq & Afghanistan.
I cannot help but think that the tax-dodging, lying, expense fiddling scum will have short memories when it comes to this matter.
The Army is moving towards a new structure. It is imperative that this future structure is based on needs & not on budget.
On the subject of withdrawal from Afghanistan, I am amazed. Imagine what would have happened if in 1943 Churchill had announced that “We will be out combat operations by 1945”! I find the political naivety astounding!