U.K. to Slash Defense Spending
Posted on Oct 19, 2010
The United States spends more on its military than every other country in the world combined. That’s not likely to change, with British Prime Minister David Cameron announcing plans to cut military spending by 8 percent over four years.
The last time the White House tried to cut defense spending, we ended up with a net increase.
Is it cause for concern when British conservatives appear more reasonable on military spending than American Democrats? —PZS
Harrier jump jets, the Navy’s flagship HMS Ark Royal and planned Nimrod spy planes are to be axed and 42,000 MoD and armed forces jobs cut by 2015.
Unveiling the strategic defence review, PM David Cameron said defence spending would fall by 8% over four years.
Royal Air Force / Cpl. Paul Saxby
The Harrier jet is one of numerous weapons systems getting the ax.