Head of British Army says troops overstretched

July 21, 2007 00:43

One of Britain's top military commanders said commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan have left the British army with no reserves, a newspaper reported. Saturday's editions of The Daily Telegraph, available late Friday, said a confidential memo written by army chief Gen. Richard Dannatt warned of a shortage of troops. "Our reserves to meet the unexpected (as well as for current operations) are now almost nonexistent," said the memo, which was posted on the Telegraph's Web site. "We now have almost no capacity to react to the unexpected."

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