James Rogers

In defence of the defence cuts

For many years, the mainstream story of the British armed forces has been one of cuts and decline. More cuts are to come. Even though the army has not been at its target strength for several years, the Defence Command Paper, released on Monday, commits to reducing the British army’s size by an additional 10,000 troops — around 12 per cent of its operational manpower.

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James Rogers
James Rogers is co-founder and director of research at the Council on Geostrategy, a new think tank established to help make Britain, as well as other free and open nations, more united, stronger and greener.

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