Gen Sir Mike Jackson
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Sir Mike Jackson warns over military cuts

Defence force personnel cuts may put the UK's future military capability at risk, a former army chief has warned.

Some 930 RAF and 920 army members were on Thursday being told they were being made redundant - 750 compulsorily - as part of 22,000 post closures by 2015.

Gen Sir Mike Jackson said getting resources and commitments into balance would likely be "quite a challenge".

Defence Secretary Liam Fox maintains that the cuts will allow the UK's defence capability to grow later in the decade.

  • 01 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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