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Army to reduce by 10,000 troops, Defence Secretary confirms


Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has argued modern advances mean “greater effect can be delivered by fewer people” as he confirmed the Army will shrink by around 10,000 troops. Detailing a major overhaul of the armed forces, Mr Wallace urged MPs not to play “Top Trumps” with force numbers on Monday as he broke a pledge the Conservatives ran the last election on.

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