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'Front-line services protected from cuts' - Philip Hammond

14 June 2013 Last updated at 19:29 BST

Front-line military services will not face further cuts, the defence secretary has confirmed.

Speaking on a trip to Afghanistan, Philip Hammond said the current savings review would focus on "efficiency savings".

British troops are preparing to withdraw from the country but Afghan losses are rising sharply.

David Loyn reports.