The Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Peter Wall, has said that a Tory rebellion to stop cuts to the numbers of regulars in the armed forces would have a "destabilising" effect.
We are well on our way to implementing this plan. To reverse course at this stage would be destabilising and damaging.
Increasing and rebuilding the Army Reserve is crucial to delivering the fighting force of the future.
To do otherwise would leave a gap in our capability and deprive talented young people of an opportunity to benefit from military service.
More top news
One estimate suggests that higher mortgage repayments could squeeze hard-pressed householders into debt peril.
Calculate your monthly mortgage repayments if interest rates rise.
Fast-melting Arctic sea ice has forced some 35,000 Pacific walruses to retreat to the Alaska shoreline.