MoD accused of 'bungling' army cuts

Ministers have been accused of putting Britain's military capabilities at risk by "bungling" money-saving army reforms.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) criticised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for failing to consult the head of the Army fully before pushing ahead with deep cuts to regular forces.

It was also criticised for squandering millions of pounds through a flawed deal with Capita.

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Chances of boots on the ground in Iraq 'pretty remote'

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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