Government even considering Axing Special Forces?

Signallers

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#1
The considering amount of Interest in the Defence Budget has become even more Interesting this week as The Prime Minister needs to save at least around £6,000,000 in the next few months to even aquire enough to keep The Unholy slanging Match between the Treasury, MOD and Downing Street, surely our Devasit doesn't need to come to an arrangement to affect our National Security especially when our Country is at the Terrorist Risk State: Substantial, (an attack is a strong possiblilty), and this backlash of cutting our Regular Army and
Increasing the Territorial Army or (reserves) as they now like to be called?
Does our interests really need affecting to this extortionate extent?


Source: Britain's defence policy has become a Whitehall farce – Telegraph Blogs
 

BuggerAll

LE
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#5
....this backlash of cutting our Regular Army and
Increasing the Territorial Army or (reserves) as they now like to be called?...
You lost me at this point. Its not a matter of what we want to be called its a matter of what other, way above our pay grade choose to call us. Still I suppose it reveals your prejudices.

However I looked through the article you linked to and found no substance in it and I looked at the article it linked to and again there was nothing about axing SF.

Any right minded person should be concerned about the deep cuts to our Armed Forces' capabilities as we lurch from crisis to crisis in an uncertain world but journalism has to be a little more that making stuff up.
 
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fozzy

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#6
The considering amount of Interest in the Defence Budget has become even more Interesting this week as The Prime Minister needs to save at least around £6,000,000 in the next few months to even aquire enough to keep The Unholy slanging Match between the Treasury, MOD and Downing Street, surely our Devasit doesn't need to come to an arrangement to affect our National Security especially when our Country is at the Terrorist Risk State: Substantial, (an attack is a strong possiblilty), and this backlash of cutting our Regular Army and
Increasing the Territorial Army or (reserves) as they now like to be called?
Does our interests really need affecting to this extortionate extent?


Source: Britain's defence policy has become a Whitehall farce – Telegraph Blogs
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#7
I think the OP is special, but not necessarily in the forces...

More seriously, SF are relatively expensive, but they will always have a pool of manpower to draw on for recruitment. My worry would be more affording the much more complex and expensive package of assets required to ensure we can put a genuine world class SF capability into the field, which is where things get very pricey indeed...
 
#8
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However I looked through the article you linked to and found no substance in it and I looked at the article it linked to and again there was nothing about axing SF....
Depends on your understanding of 'axing'. It could be seen as either removing something completely, or reducing something by a certain amount in one go. This bit of the second article suggests the second meaning of that.
Whitehall sources say defence chiefs fear that rolling over the latest cuts into the years after 2015 could force them to tear up the 10-year plan for the Armed Forces set out in the Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2010. Sources said reopening the review would raise the prospect of reductions in military capabilities, including special forces and the amphibious warfare operations of the Royal Marines.
 

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