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Cameron's Armed Forces vow

The PM has said difficult decisions have had to be made on the defence budget after the head of the Army warned about any further cuts. Six more government departments have agreed to budget cuts as the Treasury seeks to find £11.5bn worth of savings

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Defence Secretary: Cuts on 'efficiencies' not personnel

Philip Hammond has insisted that he is "not looking at reducing manpower" in the Armed Forces ahead of the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.

The Defence Secretary his aim is "forces that will be smaller than we've had in the past but better-equipped, more mobile, more capable."

"In the current spending review, all of the work that we're doing is looking at efficiency savings that could be taken," he said.

"We're not looking at reducing manpower; we're not looking at reducing our equipment programme."

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