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Britain Is Planning to Cut Troops by 15,000...

by Blake Cook / July 21, 2004 7:08 PM PDT

ONDON, July 21 - Britain announced major changes in its armed forces on Wednesday, saying it would cut troops in the navy, army and air force but introduce more advanced technology to fight modern wars against terrorism and to deal with fast-moving crises.

The cuts, trimming about 15,000 troops, would not, however, affect Britain's commitment to maintaining its current level of 9,000 soldiers in southern Iraq, deployed in support of American troops farther north, the government said.

In Parliament, Geoff Hoon, the defense secretary, said the cuts were intended in part to save money and make Britain's armed forces more flexible and efficient.

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What a positive news!
by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / July 22, 2004 12:49 AM PDT

When will ours (USA) pull out?

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Re: What a positive news!
by jonah jones / July 22, 2004 12:57 AM PDT
In reply to: What a positive news!

The cuts, trimming about 15,000 troops, would not, however, affect Britain's commitment to maintaining its current level of 9,000 soldiers in southern Iraq,

In Parliament, Geoff Hoon, the defense secretary, said the cuts were intended in part to save money and make Britain's armed forces more flexible and efficient.

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Re: What a positive news!
by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / July 22, 2004 1:05 AM PDT

Smart Britain for coming up with an excuse.
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I am sure following that excuse will be more excuses until they are completely withdrawn from the occupied territory.
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Positively, still a good move. Happy

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