Army ‘out of date’

The Chronicle - - National -

YEARS of de­fence cuts have left Bri­tain’s armed forces “close to break­ing”, for­mer se­nior mil­i­tary com­man­ders have warned.

MPs on the Com­mons De­fence Com­mit­tee were told that the Army was “20 years out of date” while the Royal Navy’s anti-sub­ma­rine war­fare ca­pa­bil­ity was “in­ad­e­quate”. Gen­eral Sir Richard Bar­rons said de­fence is un­der­funded by some £2 bil­lion a year.

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