Call over armed forces shortages
The overall shortfall stood at 5,850 in April - up from 5,170 in 2006
There are not enough servicemen and women to meet the demands placed on the UK armed forces by the situations in Afghanistan and Iraq, MPs have said.
The Commons public accounts committee said the overall shortfall in personnel stood at 5,850, or 3.2%, of full strength in April.
Numbers leaving early reached a 10-year peak in some areas, the report said.
"The staffing situation has reached the point where there are simply not enough service people to meet levels of military activity planned some years ago - let alone the heightened demands now being placed on them by commitments such as the Iraq and Afghanistan operations."
So not only is this government destroying our military, we're aiding in the destruction of our closest ally's military.
Equal opportunity incompetence.