It is believed the final settlement puts the cuts to the MoD's £37bn a year budget somewhere in the region of 8%, although with the "black hole" in the defence budget inherited from the Labour government, that could equate to rather higher real cuts.
... Earlier this week it was believed at the MoD that a settlement was close at about 7%, but the Treasury came back demanding cuts of 10%.
Military chiefs said that would damage the front line in Afghanistan, something Mr Cameron had previously made clear he was not prepared to do.
... although the exact settlement figure has not been revealed, it is something the defence secretary "can live with".
... the Royal Navy stands to lose a significant portion of its surface fleet, while the order for the joint strike fighters for the carriers will be scaled down substantially.
WITH A WEAKER MILITARY AND LESS ABILITY TO PROJECT POWER, BRITAIN WILL BECOME MORE PLIABLE AND... DEFENSELESS AGAINST CHINA AND RUSSIA AND JIHAD.
AND LESS ABLE TO HELP OUT US OR NATO OR ANY OTHER NATION IN THE WEST.
WHICH WILL GLADDEN OUR ENEMIES ABROAD AND AT HOME.
- LEFTISTS AND DOVES HAVE ALWAYS SOUGHT TO ENLARGE THE WELFARE STATE IN PART TO SQUEEZE OUT THE MILITARY AND MAKE US DEFENSELESS.
- IN BRITAIN THIS STRATEGY WORKED.
THIS WE CAN PREVENT OBAMA FROM DOING THE SAME THING HERE BY VOTING GOP NOVEMBER.