I see that the government’s “information” machine is trying to set the tenor for the forthcoming defence review …
… now, that’s an important message. Our people are, indeed, our most valuable resource and I have already suggested that we might want to take a ‘people centred’ look at national defence, telling our government that we want sailors, soldiers and air force personnel who are:
- Superbly disciplined;
- Well trained; and
- Adequately equipped.
But I also said that they had to be well led and properly organized, too, and the entire list (six points) actually covered some of the capabilities I listed way back in December.
So, it will be good to remember that people come first, but the people need the right tools and they need leadership, including clear-eyed, strategic/political leadership, and they need to be properly organized, managed and supported, too … and that all costs money.
More to follow …