NZ is no different than Canada and other western democracies. Our politicians have their heads in the sand just like the run up to the second world war. Peace doesn't just happen. Deterence is the key. Making sure that we all have the resources to protect our interests. A look at the RN today shows how unprepared they are. The RCN has but twelve frigates today. Of these here in Halifax, of which there are seven hulls, one is in deep maintenance and two are in various levels of disarray. That leaves four hulls with one deployed resulting in three available. The five total on the west coast offer a similar availability. So out of twelve hulls we have maybe slightly more than half available. With only two available hulls and both being out of service this should be the wake up call to NZ that they have left themselves open to an incident. With four hulls at least two should be available at all times, one in home waters and one deployed. Lets hope that someone sees this issue as important and needed funds diverted from the social realm to support a four frigate navy with better abilities than the current ANZACs.