WE WILL CUT FORCE
By Paul Gilfeather
Daily Mirror - March 29, 2003
THE number of troops in the Gulf could be dramatically reduced if war
drags on, Britain's leading soldier warned yesterday.
General Sir Mike Jackson said: "This amount of commitment is not
sustainable over a long period of time." He even suggested the fire
dispute could hamper Britain's commitment in the Gulf.
With 19,000 troops on standby in case of a strike, he said: "It's not
affecting the war right now but I would urge those concerned to bring
this dispute to an end."
A Whitehall source said last night: "Because of the pressures on troops
all over the world we will have to consider our commitment in the Gulf
carefully in the coming weeks.