Libya campaign prompts calls for review of defence budget squeeze

Libya campaign prompts calls for review of defence budget squeeze
 

Britain's military operations in Libya have already led to calls for a review of the squeeze on the defence budget – and the pressure is likely to grow the longer the campaign lasts.
In a fortnight, the British army and Royal Navy will set out plans for voluntary redundancy schemes; the Royal Air Force set out its proposals earlier this month. The services need to cut at least 11,000 posts; compulsory redundancies are almost certain.
The Treasury is also negotiating with the Ministry of Defence about a £1bn overspend in the defence budget, and what extra services and capabilities might have... read more

 
21 March 2011 in Politics, Views: 26
Source: Guardian
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