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Army cuts 'not a political fix'

The government is planning to reduce the number of personnel in the Army from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2020.

This morning the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond and the head of the Army Sir Peter Wall were at the think tank Rusi to outline the principles behind the cuts.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's The World At One, Mr Hammond discussed his aims, explaining that "we will do everything we can to protect historic regiments".

  • 07 Jun 2012
  • From the section UK