Forces fighting a losing battle with waste and underfunding

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There’s been a combination of a long period of investment drought and a lot of inefficiency,” Professor Malcolm Chalmers, deputy director of the Royal United Services Institute, said. “The army is clearly very far short of being able to deliver on its commitment to Nato to provide an armoured division. It’s not only about main battle tanks, it’s about artillery, air defence and all sorts of other things lacking.”