Last edited by binkey; 02-03-2012 at 19:39.
(Original post by Organ)
Does anybody particularly have a problem with this? A reduction of the British Army to say about 25,000 troops and similar scale reductions in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, as well as the shelving of the nuclear weapons programme. I'm not convinced that the British military is really furthering national interests - we will lose a seat on the UN security council, but so what? It doesn't seem to bother Germany or Spain unduly. Anybody got any convincing arguments to counter this?
You're illogical, one of the worst ideas that any nation can do at a time like this is "disband the military".
We have Iran attempting to enrich uranium, we have Syria acting like the rouge state it always was, we have a North Korean leader whose only policy is military and Argentina playing up once again.
The worst thing we can do is disband ours.
In fact, we should restore our military back to the 2001 strength and increase it further with an extra 1% of spending of the GDP.
The military is the only area where spending should not be cut.
Last edited by Thatcherite; 08-02-2012 at 22:52.