U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Command Paper Calls For Drastic Cuts In the Army

Daily Mail: Military chiefs warn the 'huge mistake' of slashing 10,000 troops from the Army will leave Britain 'very close to not being able to contribute' on the world stage and unable to fight two wars at the same time Defence Secretary Ben Wallace will today announce a major Government shake-up of Britain's Armed Forces
* Ministry of Defence's Command Paper is expected to include a 10,000 troop cut to the size of the UK's Army * Ex-US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen said the cut is a 'huge concern' and will leave Army 'pretty small' * Ex-head of Army Lord Dannatt said cut will mean UK can no longer fight two major operations at same time * Former British colonel Richard Kemp said cut a 'huge mistake' and could 'endanger defence of this country' * Publication of Command Paper comes amid political row over decision to increase size of UK nuclear arsenal
The former head of the US military today warned the UK will be 'getting very close to not being able to contribute' on the world stage if it goes ahead with a 10,000 troop cut to the size of the British Army amid mounting fury over the Government's defence shake-up.
Admiral Mike Mullen, ex-chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest ranking US military officer between 2007 and 2011, said the expected cut is a 'huge concern'. He said slashing troop numbers by that much would leave the British Army 'pretty small' and roughly the same size as the US Special Forces.
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WNU Editor: We shall see …. Joe Biden ‘unnerved’ as plans to cut British Army dubbed ‘real problem’ (Express).

More News On The U.K. Ministry of Defence's Command Paper
Defence Secretary oral statement on the Defence Command Paper — GOV.UK
UK Unveils Plan for Smaller, More High-Tech Armed Forces — US News and World Report/AP
Britain to reduce size of army to tackle "threats of the future" — Reuters
Army to reduce by 10,000 troops, Defence Secretary confirms — Press Association
Defence review: British army to be cut to 72,500 troops by 2025 — BBC
British Army smallest since 1800s: 10,000 troops, 80 tanks and 24 fighter jets to be cut — Express
'Green Beret' style special ops force revealed in defence review – but personnel and tanks will also see cuts — SKY News
Royal Navy warship will patrol from Gibraltar for first time under Britain's defence review – but ex-Army Colonel warns of 'huge mistake' to cut 10,000 troops as Chinese forces grow at a 'frightening rate' — Daily Mail
UK Army to Ditch ‘Industrial Age’ Capabilities, Slash ‘10,000 Troops’ to Forge ‘Agile Military’ — Sputnik
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