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The Army will have to rely on help from private contractors and foreign soldiers in future wars, the Defence Secretary will announce today.
Several regiments will be axed or merged as the Army downsizes from 102,000 personnel to 82,000 by 2020.
Private military contractors, Nato allies and Territorial Army reservists will be employed to plug the gaps, Philip Hammond will say.
In a speech to the Royal United Services Institute in London, Mr Hammond will outline plans for paid civilian soldiers
Originally posted by rickymouse
Hiring foreign mercenaries is not a good idea for any government because the mercenaries will eventually try to challenge that government
I can't expect people to see this because people aren't that smart to examine history. History is a boring subject but is the most critical of all the studies in education.
Metal Gear Solid 4 is set in 2014, nine years after the plot of Metal Gear Solid and five years after Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The world economy relies on continuous war, fought by PMCs, which outnumber government military forces.
Originally posted by EvanB
History shows that whenever a government even our own hires foreign mercenaries they are preparing to go to war on their own population...
Britain could also be forced to rely on other countries for vital transport and logistics tasks, which are currently undertaken by soldiers’ own countrymen