No Burdens Promised in Defence White Paper


Cuts in the Armed Forces are not going to mean heavier burdens for those left, according to the Government in the Defence White Paper.

“It has been a fundamental principle of current expenditure“ said the Defence White Paper, “that reductions in capability, whether in manpower or equipment, must be accompanied by reductions in the tasks imposed by the commitments that we require the Armed Forces to undertake”

“We have no intention of allowing a repetition of the situation which existed in 1964 when, because of the lack of balance between the military tasks and reductions, our forces were seriously overstretched”

Navy News, March 1968

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