Should troop numbers be cut?
Defence Secretary Liam Fox says the UK will not "lose our nerve" in Afghanistan despite refusing to rule out a cut in troop numbers after the upcoming strategic defence review. What is your reaction?
In a speech to the Royal United Services Institute, Dr Fox said the UK faces "daunting" challenges, some resulting from Labour's "mismanagement" of spending. He also promised to try to get "better value for money" when buying equipment.
Speaking earlier, the defence secretary told BBC One's The Politics Show that "we can't surely be saying that we keep the shape and size or our armed forces exactly the same forever. We have to change in the light of the threats the country faces".
Should defence spending be cut? What would you cut? Has the nature of the threats to the country changed?
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