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Defence Budget - Call You and Yours

How should the defence budget be spent? Liam Fox plans to cut 17,000 troops and boost numbers with the Territorial Army. But is this a risky strategy or financially necessary?

How should the defence budget be spent? Liam Fox is planning to cut 10,000 troops, on top of the 7,000 already announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review, which will reduce the army to its smallest size in a century. At the same time he wants to increase the involvement of the Territorial Army and boost spending on critical military equipment such as Chinook helicopters. But is this a risky strategy or financially necessary? Are you or your family members of the armed forces or the Territorial Army. How do you feel about reserves playing a more crucial role in the defence of our country? Call You and Yours with Julian Worricker. Your chance to share your views on the programme. Email youandyours@bbc.co.uk, text 84844 and we may call you back or call 03700 100 444 (lines open at 10am Tuesday).

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Tue 19 Jul 2011 12:00

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