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US fears over cuts in British defence

Publié par Clifford Armion le 31/05/2013

James Kirkup and Ben Farmer

General Ray Odierno revealed that he has repeatedly raised concerns with British defence chiefs that Britain’s shrinking forces will be unable to work alongside the Americans.
Gen Odierno’s comments come as ministers fight over a fresh round of spending reductions that could force another round of defence cuts.
The British Army is losing 20,000 regular posts, shrinking to 82,000 soldiers by 2015. Armoured units, including the Desert Rats, are losing their tanks.
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"US fears over cuts in British defence", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 04/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/us-fears-over-cuts-in-british-defence