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Big Question: what should our armed forces do?

Spending on defence is only one part of the issue

By Prospect Team  

An RAF Chinook helicopter flies over London during a commemoration service for the Afghanistan conflict. © Carl Court/AP/Press Association Images

A debate has opened up in recent weeks about the amount Britain’s government should spend on defence—Conservative MPs and members of the British and American armed forces have queued up to demand that David Cameron commit to keep Britain’s military budget at 2 per cent of GDP, in line with Nato…

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