There’s a row in government right now. The Treasury wants to impose spending cuts on the military which the MOD is attempting to resist. It’s nothing new. Tory governments always slash military spending. It’s their habit. What a coincidence though that the General Ray Odierno, (US) Chief of Staff of the Army, should choose this of all weeks to pipe up about British defence cuts.
His worry is that cuts will jeopardise joint US/UK military operations, and that Britain’s shrinking forces “will no longer be able to work alongside the Americans”. Oh no, we’ll have to stop joining these catastrophic wars all over the world. Instead of emptying the treasury on death and misery thousands of miles away, the Armed Forces might have to think about something else, like defending Britain maybe.
Sorry General, it’ll be a right bummer not being able to follow your adventures in future. Have fun and send us a postcard.