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Revamp to create fast, lethal army

Australia’s army will be restructured into nine highly flexible “battle groups” capable of being rapidly deployed to wage war or perform peacekeeping duties under a $1.8 billion plan to be put to cabinet’s national security committee tomorrow. The radical overhaul, the biggest transformation of the army’s organisation since World War II, would see land forces boosted by an extra 2500 combat troops – almost 10 per cent – by 2012. Full Story

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