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Posted: 1/21/2015 1:41:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 2:06:27 AM EST by ar10er]
With all that is going on around the world, this looks like a good idea.

MoD 'looking at cutting Army to 60,000' says former minister

Sir Nick Harvey, former Armed Forces minister,

says the MoD is considering radically cutting the number of soldiers because it faces an impending "financial crunch”



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The rest here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11358037/MoD-looking-at-cutting-Army-to-60000-says-former-minister.html


Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:42:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 1:44:33 AM EST by NWhiker]
Originally Posted By ar10er:
With all that is going on around the world, this looks like a good idea.

MoD 'looking at cutting Army to 60,000' says former minister

Sir Nick Harvey, former Armed Forces minister, says the MoD is considering radically cutting the number of soldiers because it faces an impending "financial crunch”

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http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02993/troops_2993056b.jpgSir Nick Harvey said the possibility of a 60,000-strong Army was being looked at under "background scoping work" which has already begun in preparation for this year's strategic defence and security review. Photo: Getty








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By Ben Farmer, Defence Correspondent


5:28PM GMT 20 Jan 2015




A Whitehall row has erupted after a former defence minister said officials were secretly looking at dramatically cutting the British Army to as few as 60,000 soldiers.


Sir Nick Harvey said the radical reduction was being examined by the Ministry of Defence because the department faces an impending "financial crunch” after the election.


The Liberal Democrat MP, who was Armed Forces minister until 2012, said possible cuts were being tested because the defence budget was likely to be badly hit again by austerity cuts made by any new parliament.


Under the Government’s current Army reforms, the number of regular soldiers is already being cut from 102,000 to 82,000, while the number of reservists is growing to 30,000.


The Ministry of Defence denied it was looking at further reductions and said the Prime Minister was committed to maintaining the Army at its 82,000 level. But Sir Nick later stood by his claims and maintained he had been told by several sources that possible reductions were being analysed in preparation for this year’s defence review.


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Sir Nick told MPs: "There are already paper exercises going on in looking at what an Army of just 60,000 would look like because of the financial crunch that the department is going to be facing."

Last year the Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen Sir Nick Houghton, said he would "fix my bayonet and fight to the last," to prevent further Army cuts.

More cuts to the Army were last night attacked as "foolhardy in the extreme”.

Military leaders fear a defence review scheduled for after the election will see a repeat of 2010’s biting austerity cuts to the military budget.





The rest here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11358037/MoD-looking-at-cutting-Army-to-60000-says-former-minister.html


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is it just me or is something not right?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:43:27 AM EST
Those bloody fools
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:44:37 AM EST
This thread format is all fucked up!
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:45:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:47:47 AM EST
I don't know what happened. I tried to fix it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:49:39 AM EST
wow, 60,000 troops. That would be really, really stupid.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:55:58 AM EST
OP embed some malicious code?

That OP fucked up the website formatting when ever I open the tread.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:07:21 AM EST
I fixed it. Now if NWhiker would just edit out his copy of my post, all would be good.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:24:34 AM EST
What the hell? What happened? Is it bad code in the OP that's dicking up the rest of the page? Or did Goatboy not sacrifice the right chicken to the server god?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:26:53 AM EST
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What the hell? What happened? Is it bad code in the OP that's dicking up the rest of the page? Or did Goatboy not sacrifice the right chicken to the server god?
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The OP is fixed, it is the guy who quoted my first post, who needs to edit out his quote of my original post.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:31:09 AM EST
Well, I've never seen this before...
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Link Posted: 1/21/2015 2:56:07 AM EST
What the hell is going on
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