One in five soldiers unfit to fight

But MoD insists: All our units deploy at the right strength

Nicholas Cecil and Martin Bentham
International


BRITISH military chiefs today denied that having 5,000 soldiers unfit for frontline duties was hitting operations in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence insisted effectiveness was not being undermined after it emerged that 20 per cent of infantry...

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