We support action to enhance the role of the Reserves, but the Government can go further to protect our reservists' patriotism.
If more is going to be asked of reservists, ministers must provide more support. Anti-discrimination legislation, improved pre-deployment training and better mental healthcare are vital.
At a difficult time for many companies, employers must be given the support they need when their workers serve on reserve duty.
Crucially, Reserve units must be integrated with regular forces rather than form stand alone units and civilian skills must be maximised in military contexts.
More top news
A manhunt is underway after gunmen dressed in women's clothes and SWAT team uniforms attacked a boxing event in Dublin, leaving a man dead.
Thousands of junior doctors and their supporters, wearing surgical masks, will hold a demonstration over pay and conditions.
The eight-month-old female pup, which was severely underweight and dehydrated, was asleep in a dining booth.