The Government is to buy 22 new Chinook helicopters and other equipment for Afghanistan and other equipment for Afghanistan but is making cuts to fund them, citing “acute cost pressures”.
Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth said RAF cottesmore in Rutland would be closed and defence jobs cuts, to allow £900m more to be spent on the mission.
Our planned cuts will be brought forward, and some projects delayed.
Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox Warned the cuts were the result of “catastrophic economic management.
Liam fox find him disappointed because people more interested more money going in to the Afghanistan budget than cutting the Afghanistan budget and putting our servicemen at risk. So I support Bob Ainsworth Statement. If the Conservative had there way they would cut the Afghanistan budget.