David Cameron has sought to play down fears raised by the head of the Army about the impact of further cuts on departments including the Ministry of Defence.
The Prime Minister insisted the UK has the "fourth largest defence budget of any country anywhere in the world" and that a "clear commitment" had been made to their equipment budget, adding that there will be no futher cuts to Forces personnel, other than those already announced.
But he warned that "difficult decisions" are being taken under the Coalition's austerity programme and warned that no department is immune from making savings.
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