Cash-strapped army caps recruitment

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  1. From The Sunday Times
    September 6, 2009
    Cash-strapped army caps recruitment
    David Leppard

    THE army is being forced to cap its growth because recruitment is “unaffordable”, a leaked Ministry of Defence document has disclosed.

    The briefing note — entitled Controlling Growth in Army Strength — is the first admission by defence officials that they do not have enough money to expand and provide further support to overstretched forces in Afghanistan.

    Senior army figures believe troop shortages are responsible for the growing number of British casualties in Helmand.

    Yet the Ministry of Defence concedes in the memo that increasing the size of the army beyond its full strength of 102,000 is too expensive.
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  2. Yes, but we don't NEED anymore recruits; Gordon has decreed that the war will be over by next year... :roll: