Given the further news today that we can't rely on many NATO countries to take up their burden in Afghanistan... do we need to examine other areas where we are dependant? The Labour government has slashed our Frigate and Destroyer force because we, apparently, don't need many of them as we can rely on European NATO countries... Given the appaling situation in Afghanistan where, for instance, the Germans won't patrol at night (!!!) I think that we need to reverse the cuts in the fleet so we are no longer reliant on these countries for our defence. Co-operation is fine, but not to such a level where we can't operate properly.