Is the US right to be concerned about UK defence cuts?
Hillary Clinton has said the US is "worried" over the scale of the UK coalition government's planned spending cuts on defence and the impact on Nato. Is there cause for concern?
The US secretary of state told the BBC that Nato must be "maintained". She said: "Each country has to be able to make its appropriate contributions."
The Treasury has been pushing for a reduction of up to 10% on the £37bn Ministry of Defence budget between 2011 and 2015.
Leading military figures insist the UK's defensive capabilities must be maintained. However, Mr Cameron has said any fears over defence capabilities were "unfounded".
Will the defence cuts undermine Nato defence capabilities? Will the cuts have an effect on our military commitments in Afghanistan?
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