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Army chiefs and wounded war heroes deliver damning letter to PM demanding she save forces from cuts

WOUNDED heroes and Army chiefs gave a damning letter to Theresa May demanding she saves the forces. A £10billion black hole has led to fears of more cuts on top of those already suffered since 2010. The 25 signatories, who include four service chiefs and top academics, say a 2015 defence review was a blueprint […]
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  • [05-10] ?? 3 U.S. Army #GreenBeret Special Forces killed , 2 wounded in #Niger
  • [05-10] Three U.S. Army Special Forces ?? soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an ambush in #Niger ??
  • [05-10] BREAKING: While on 'routine patrol' in #Niger, three US Army Special Forces killed and two wounded
  • [05-10] Five soldiers from #Niger and three #US Army Special Forces troops were killed and two wounded in an ambush on a jo…
  • [05-10] 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Killed and 2 Are Wounded in an Ambush in #Niger - The New York Times
  • [05-10] #Niger: Three United States Army Special Forces soldiers killed and two others wounded in an ambush in southwest Nige
  • [05-10] Thoughts & prayers 4 the 3 #army special forces killed in #niger ambush.Thank you UR service. May U RIP. Godspeed on recovery 4 wounded.
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  • [17-11] Armed forces always ready to respond to threats on LoC, eastern border: Army chief #army-chief #coas #general-bajwa
Army chiefs and wounded war heroes deliver damning letter to PM demanding she save forces from cuts
WOUNDED heroes and Army chiefs gave a damning letter to Theresa May demanding she saves the forces. A £10billion black hole has led to fears of more cuts on top of those already suffered since 2010. The 25 signatories, who include four service chiefs and top academics, say a 2015 defence review was a blueprint […]
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