Britain's Armed Forces Crisis - stretched beyond their limits fighting two wars
Britain's head of the armed forces says that fighting two wars at once in Iraq and Afghanistan,has stretched Britain's army beyond its limits. There is still widespread support for British troops from the public but not for the political decision to keep these wars going.
Britain's Armed Forces cannot go on running two major military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the head of the Armed Forces has admitted.
The two wars have left the Forces "stretched beyond the capabilities we have," Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup said.
It is the first time the most senior officer in the British military has expressed such grave doubts about the struggle faced by troops fighting wars on two fronts.And his comments came as it was announced another British soldier has been killed in a firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan, taking the UK death toll in the country to 107