Even so, Des Browne’s fighting the decision tooth-and-nail. Here’s his response:
“Our troops are very well equipped, there have been great improvements made because we found ourselves two years ago in a very difficult and changing environment.
They are as well equipped as anywhere else in the world. This criticism is a dated criticism from a different time is not applicable to the troops currently deployed.”
It doesn’t make much sense. If British troops are now universally well-equipped, what’s the MoD got to worry about? Perhaps CoffeeHousers can explain.