Is Russia a distraction from Brexit, or a serious threat? It is all very well for British politicians to express outrage after the Salisbury attack, but it is their policies that have divested the military of their key capabilities during the past seven years. If we had a strong Army, Russian leaders would respect us more. It is time to rebuild the British Armed Forces to the level maintained before the 2010 Security and Defence Strategic Review.
See Chapter 2 of Belfast to Benghazi for a description of military life in the Cold War