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Must read for every British Citizen,
This review is from: Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs (Paperback)
Thoughtful but entertaining writing style bringing to life what would otherwise be a difficult subject. The fact is that defence of the realm is the single most important point of a government and as this book makes clear our political leaders and policy makers have used it as a very large job creation scheme, and even on these terms they have not been very successful.
Both his theories and background information carry a great deal credibility and as a consequence we citizens of the UK should be hounding our politicians to sort out the mess that is British defence procurement. The complicity of senior armed forces officers and civil servants in the ongoing catastrophe just makes it worse and more vital that we tackle our leaders over this. The very sad truth of this book is that we could have armed forces that were the envy of the world and a scourge to our enemies with the £32bn that we spend every year. Due to massive incompetence and blinkered empire building we are far from it, and our real fighting soldiers, sailors and airmen bear the brunt of this failure.
Lewis Page has done a great service to our country, perhaps more than he did when in uniform, if by this excellent book he initiates change at the MOD and in our government.