Cuts to the army are not a huge cause for concern because the chances of Britain putting a large force on the ground in Iraq is "pretty remote", an armed forces expert has said.
Major General Tim Cross tried to play down reports the MoD had botched cuts it was making to the armed forces and told Good Morning Britain army recruitment was driven by events.
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