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Inadequate armed forces must be rebuilt

We now have fewer warships available at sea than at any time in our history: so few, in fact, that we could not contemplate sending our not-yet-operational aircraft carriers anywhere near a battle zone.

While there has been much criticism of US President-elect Trump's threat to use nuclear weapons, the UK public are largely unaware that our own conventional forces are so inadequate that we also are only one step from having to use nuclear weapons ourselves for lack of any other credible military capability.

The Prime Minister should rebuild our depleted Armed Forces.

ROBERT FORSYTH

Commander, Royal Navy

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