10% cut to UK Troops numbers in Iraq

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by in_the_cheapseats, Mar 13, 2006.

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  1. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Just on the box now. Govn to announce a "significant" decrease of UK troops this afternoon.

    More to follow, I'm sure
     
  2. great, get them all home.
     
  3. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator


    ...so they can be sent to Afghanistan, presumably...
     
  4. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

  5. msr

    msr LE

    So no need for the TA there then?

    msr
     
  6. Reduction about the size of a Battle group, and we are cutting 4 infantry Battlions at the same time. 2 related by any chance?
     
  7. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    My money's on Iran!.......
     
  8. that's about right.



    235,000 locals to do the job of 800 Brits.