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Defence cuts: should we fight our wars at home or away?

Big questions need to be asked about the purpose of our armed forces. Michael Fallon's speech this week did not address them

By Robert Fry  

French army soldiers patrol on the Paris metro in the wake of this month's attacks. © Orban Thierry/ABACA/Press Association Images

For those unaware that the Ministry of Defence owns 15 golf courses, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s speech this week would have made interesting reading. For those looking for clues to the themes of the next Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), a review of defence spending due later this year, it…

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