The leader of a prominent defence and security think thank has said that the approach to defence cuts is one of risk analysis.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Professor Michael Clarke, director-general of the Royal United Services Institute, said:
It's all a matter of risk analysis. If you don't think that the Armed Forces will be doing as much in the next five to eight years once Afghanistan is in the rear-view mirror then you might take that risk.
The Armed Forces have been continuously in operation since 1991 when the Cold War came to an end so it would be a bit optimistic to think that that process which has gone on now for over 20 years would suddenly stop once we withdraw from Afghanistan.
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