The Ministry of Defence has been accused of putting Britain's military capabilities at risk by "bungling" money-saving army reforms.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) criticised the MoD for failing to consult the head of the Army fully before pushing ahead with deep cuts to regular forces.
It also gave little consideration to whether it was possible for reservist numbers to be near-doubled by 2019 and managed to squander millions of pounds through a flawed deal with Capita.
The scheme was intended to save more than £10 billion over a decade, by cutting 20,000 personnel from the regular army and increasing reservist strength to 30,000.
But the National Audit Office (NAO) has suggested that the recruitment target could take six years longer than planned to hit.
The committee said it "remained to be convinced" that the goal could be reached on time.
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