Thursday, July 24, 2008

Look Kev! Over Here!

As you decide on your new Defense White Paper options, you might want to take a good look at what France is doing:
France's military will slash its ranks by 54,000 personnel and close dozens of air, army and other bases in an overhaul meant to slim forces at home while making it easier and faster to deploy troops abroad, the prime minister announced Thursday.

Prime Minister Francois Fillon said the 15 percent cut in manpower and base closings will save billions of dollars but still permit an agile military suited to the country's security needs.