Defence Green Paper published 03 Feb 10

The Defence Green Paper will be published today, Wed 03 Feb 10.

(Channel 4 News) The government will publish today its blueprint for the future of the British armed forces - and is likely to call for greater co-operation with the French.

The defence green paper will not promise new aircraft or ships or even troops, but it will pave the way for the first strategic defence review in more than a decade.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) faces a budget cut of between 10 and 20 per cent, which ever party is in power.

Today's green paper is likely to suggest existing spending plans are unaffordable, however it is unlikely to contain suggestions on where spending should be cut. ...

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