|Now here on the brink of 2014, where some sort of decision has to be made, the question is not so much which plane is going to be bought. That has all along been quite clear it is the F-35. The issue is how many.
At the moment there is 30 in the National Budget, but that is too little if the North Atlantic is to be considered as well.
The interesting part is there are signs that an understanding has been reached between Norway, the USA, Denmark, Iceland and to some extend Britain about the future of the Arctic Ocean.
This understanding was published all over the remotely civilised world with the "selfie" taken during the memorial for Nelson Mandela, where President Obama, Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British PM David Cameron posed for themselves - in apparent harmonie.
When the professional photographs are not up to standard - you got to do the job yourself.