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BBC News - Cuts endanger UK, RAF's Timo Anderson warns

A senior RAF officer has warned that cuts to military aircraft numbers would leave the UK vulnerable to attack.

Air Marshal Timo Anderson, director general of the Military Aviation Authority, addressed MPs in a private talk, and gave a stark assessment on cuts expected to be outlined next week.

The RAF is expected to lose significant numbers of jet fighters in spending cuts of up to 10% over four years.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 09:50:59 PM EST
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Entirely predictable. Britain will be invaded the moment a single aircraft is mothballed.

I am sick of this fantasy that Britain is only great because of the big stick it wields in America's name. Germany and Japan have far better economies than we do and very low level militaries. Not just because america occupies them, but also because they do not threaten anyone. Even China has little interest in using its army against anyone other than its own people, crushing their opponents with trade is easier and has fewer issues of unintended consequences.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 05:30:33 AM EST
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