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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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PM: No further cuts to Armed Forces personnel

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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