THE president of our NATO ally Turkey meets with wanted terrorists.

The navies of our allies Greece, France and Italy conduct exercises aimed at, yes, Turkey. Belarus, on the borders of our ally Poland, is in ferment and may yet get a visit from the ‘little green men’ of the Russian special forces.

Look further afield and the situation is far worse.

Meanwhile America, the foundation of all western defences, is in turmoil, which could get a lot worse with a disputed result in November’s presidential election.

And yet the Government continues to underfund defence, whilst squandering 0.7% of our GDP on foreign aid.

This leads to a question mark over the upgrading and future of our tank fleet, and the contract for three fleet support vessels for our carriers being delayed by five years.

The world today is far too dangerous for the current shambolic amateurish approach to defence.