http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3922109.stm My favourite quote: "Chief of General Staff Sir Mike Jackson told the BBC's HARDtalk programme: "I suspect we could put a brigade together very quickly indeed." He added that would mean 5,000 troops." Overstretch ? A figment of your imagination gents. Or is there a large box of soldiers somewhere we've all forgotten about ?