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British Army could be slashed to smaller than GERMANY’S as troops ‘already over-stretched’

, chairman of Parliament’s influential Defence Committee, outlined his grave concern about plans to put the proposed integrated  on ice – and said any decision to freeze recruitment prior to the completion of this process was “back to front”. Defence chiefs are planning a  in a bid to save cash, according to one source, with military bases also likely to close, and fighter jet orders being cut back.