The NI Joint Declaration sets time limits for when the "final" peace will occur in NI and states that only 5000 troops will be in province. (Normal garrison strength) Already the talk is of Op Banner ending. (2005, I hear) A total of seventeen Bns(?) are either somewhere in the training to go; are there now; or are just back cycle. So what will happen to these 17(?) Bns if there are only 5000 troops needed? Mergers, disbandments etc. Options for Change Mark II, Watch and Shoot, Watch and Shoot.