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Liam Fox: UK military faces 'years of cuts'

Britain's military will have to make budget cuts for many years to come, according to Defence Secretary Liam Fox.

Mr Fox made his remarks during a visit to Afghanistan, where two new Tornado jets are due to be deployed - despite the future of the fleet being at risk from the cuts.

The defence budget has already come under pressure, with Chancellor George Osborne insisting that the £20bn cost of renewing the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent must be found from the MoD's budget.

Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 11 Aug 2010
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