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Geoff Hoon says Gordon Brown starved MoD of cash before Iraq war

Publié par Clifford Armion le 20/01/2010

David Brown

"Gordon Brown was accused yesterday by a former Defence Secretary of starving the Armed Forces of cash in the build-up to the Iraq war.

"Geoff Hoon told the Iraq inquiry that the Treasury under Mr Brown, who was then the Chancellor, failed to give the military the funds they needed before the 2003 invasion and cut their budgets afterwards.

"Orders for new equipment, including additional helicopters that could have been used in Afghanistan, had to be cancelled as a result."

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"Geoff Hoon says Gordon Brown starved MoD of cash before Iraq war", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2010. Consulté le 22/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/geoff-hoon-says-gordon-brown-starved-mod-of-cash-before-iraq-war