RealNews

Britain Is Planning to Cut Troops by 15,000

Britain announced major changes in its armed forces on Wednesday, saying it would cut troops in the navy, army and air force but introduce more advanced technology to fight modern wars against terrorism and to deal with fast-moving crises. The cuts, trimming about 15,000 troops, would not, however, affect Britain’s commitment to maintaining its current level of 9,000 soldiers in southern Iraq, deployed in support of American troops farther north, the government said. In Parliament, Geoff Hoon, the defense secretary, said the cuts were intended in part to save money and make Britain’s armed forces more flexible and efficient. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.