I am writing this almost twenty four hours after reading on the BBC News website about how the army has been cut in numbers years earlier than planned. THE BBC HAVE NOT EVEN MENTIONED IT ON TODAY'S NEWS.It can have only have been a cost cutting exercise saving the MOD huge amounts in its wage bill but my concern is that the cuts leave us very vulnerable. Don't get me wrong I am not wishing a conflict but with the way Russia is behaving in the Ukraine and other conflicts going on in Syria etc. We need an armed force and the powers to be just want to keep cutting away at our ability to defend ourselves. Defence is a lot like insurance you only ever notice the cost until you need it, and then you are pleased you invested in it.