Browne admits Army is overstretched

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
But Browne isn't taking the blame. From the link;

Under a series of manpower cuts, the Army has fallen from 112,000 when Labour came to power in 1997 to today’s trained-strength of 95,560.

Mr Browne pointed out, however: “Army numbers were cut from 156,500 in 1990 to 112,000 [by 1997] and these reductions took place during the term of the last Government.â€
Bear in mind that the RN are currently providing the lion's share of the UK military presence in Afghanistan and the Army are still stretched.

Next question, so Secretary of State, what do you propose to do about it other than bin some commitments?
 

onions

GCM
Seadog said:
But Browne isn't taking the blame. From the link;

Under a series of manpower cuts, the Army has fallen from 112,000 when Labour came to power in 1997 to today’s trained-strength of 95,560.

Mr Browne pointed out, however “Army numbers were cut from 156,500 in 1990 to 112,000 [by 1997] and these reductions took place during the term of the last Government.â€
Bear in mind that the RN are currently providing the lion's share of the UK military presence in Afghanistan and the Army are still stretched.

Next question, so Secretary of State, what do you propose to do about it other than bin some commitments?
Open another box?

Keep Striving
 

copenhagencup

Lantern Swinger
Seadog said:
But Browne isn't taking the blame. From the link;

Under a series of manpower cuts, the Army has fallen from 112,000 when Labour came to power in 1997 to today’s trained-strength of 95,560.

Mr Browne pointed out, however “Army numbers were cut from 156,500 in 1990 to 112,000 [by 1997] and these reductions took place during the term of the last Government.â€
Bear in mind that the RN are currently providing the lion's share of the UK military presence in Afghanistan and the Army are still stretched.

Next question, so Secretary of State, what do you propose to do about it other than bin some commitments?
That confirms to me that a village is missing its idiot after Mr Browne`s comments. The draw down from 1990 were as a result of ending of the Cold War a saving a "piece dividend" a good idea to me. However when things change you ARE ALLOWED to change a decision when met by a change in circumstance. If that has all he has to offer can he please resign now and out of what we have in power clone John Reid as he seems to be the only one who
a. Does anything proactive
b. Makes an informed decision
c. Kicks someones arse when he is made to look stupid.
 

Des_Browne

Newbie
FlagWagger said:
Des_Browne said:
It is Panto season....
And in the best tradition of panto.... "He's behind you!" ... pity about the knife in his hand :(
Who is? Jock? Jonny Band? Dicky Dannatt? Glenny Torpy? Mike Jackson? The soldiers, sailors and airmen? The electorate? Tony and Gordon? Who? Where? What?
 

andym

War Hero
sky News said you did this morning,has to be true if Sky say so!LOL

I even commented to SWMBO upon your spot on perception!! :lol: :lol:
 
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