Defence Green Paper and Armed Forces Merger Discussion

Last week Sir Jock Stirrup, Chief of the Defence Staff, implied that the RAF might be scrapped as an independent service. Warning against "duplications, overlap and inefficiencies" in the Army, Royal Navy and RAF, Stirrup said, "there are interesting issues to be debated here." It highlighted the intensity of the forthcoming battle over Britain’s armed forces. In the past few weeks, the heads of the Army and the Navy have clashed over the shape of future warfare, with the RAF caught i...
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