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25 April 2009

Starved Soldiers Serve Queen And Country


from Strategy Page

Britain's military, after decades of funding neglect, may finally be getting a shot in the arm, sort of. The British Army has suffered from chronic lack of money since before the end of the Cold War and had subsequently experienced manpower and equipment shortages as a result.

Normally this would break a lesser military, but the Brits have always been able to rely on their primary strength, their professionalism, to see them through the day. The British military, particularly the Army and Royal Marines, have high levels of esprit du corps and regimental standards of readiness. They train as they would fight and so on.

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