'The military is so short of money that there are plans to send units home for three months over Christmas to save fuel and food, senior defence sources disclosed. Exercises, vital to prepare soldiers for operations, have been reduced and training is at a dangerously low level.' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=U2SWOXHIFPTSDQFIQMGCFGGAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2006/09/05/wterror05.xml I'm eligable to reapply for the Army in May, and hopefully this time next year i'll be well on my way in training. But just how bad is the situation? What kind of orginisation am I joining? Is it one that can sustain itself? Are the benefits such as job security and pension as secure as I thought? Any thoughts? If your kids where at an age where they were considering a military career, would you encourage or dissuade them? How does the Army of today compare to when you served (in that I mean the orginisation, funding, support etc, not the standard of recruit or soldier) I'm not a journalist. Cheers. Edited for comedy spelling.