David Cameron has paved the way for hundreds of millions of pounds from Britain's aid budget to be diverted to defence.
The Prime Minister hinted that the money could be spent on peacekeeping operations instead as he tried to placate some backbenchers who are angry at how much the country spends.
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White House budget officials outlined the information during a telephone call with reporters given on condition of anonymity.
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