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Hammond says Army reductions 'fair and balanced'

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced details of how the Army will cut 20,000 service personnel by 2020.

Mr Hammond told the House of Commons that there would be 17 fewer major units as a result of his announcement.

But the defence secretary said the Army that emerged from the process would be a "forward looking, modern fighting machine" and "the best of its class".

  • 05 Jul 2012
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