- Russia is spending over $200 billion in the next five years upgrading its forces. Vladimir Putin's strategic bombers are probing UK airspace again.
- The world's greatest exporter of terrorism - Iran - is inching ever closer to becoming a nuclear power. An Iran - still publicly committed to wipe Israel off the face of the map - with nuclear capability will be able to sponsor 'nuclear terrorism' which may include the detonation of a dirty bomb containing enough radioactive material to contaminate whole cities.
- The ideology of the Islamic fundamentalist continues to be spread across the globe. All over the world young Muslims are being exposed to an ideology that is "irreconcilable to our political system and our values."
These were some of the threats outlined by Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox yesterday - during a speech to Politea. He could also have mentioned the increasingly worrying situation in Pakistan. Dr Fox warned that Britain was a nation that was losing its moral seriousness and that this endangered our ability to meet the threats to our peace and security:
Pasted below are sections of Dr Fox's speech in which he identified the key forces weakening Britain's fortitude: