|UK PM Cameron 'Not Trustworthy,' Says US Army Chief|
|by Tom McGregor||Sun, Mar 1, 2015, 11:33 PM|
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno is calling Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron 'not trustworthy,' for implementing dramatic spending cuts for the UK military budget. He expressed concerns that that the British Armed Forces can not defend itself, nor help the US military fight radical Islamists in the Middle East.
According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "Ever since the Cold War ended more than two decades ago, America has never entertained any serious doubts about Britain’s ability to fulfil its commitment as a vital military ally when tackling threats to the Western alliance. Until now. For the have led to a number of senior US military officers and politicians openly questioning whether, when it comes to fighting the wars of the future, Britain has the capability to be an effective ally on the battlefield."
Gen. Odierno is quoted as saying that, "This is the most uncertain global environment I have seen in 40 years of service.”
As reported by the Telegraph, "Now, General Raymond Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the US army, who has fought alongside British forces in several conflicts, including the recent campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, has become the latest senior officer to express his concerns in public, telling The Daily Telegraph when I met him in Washington last week that he is “very concerned” about the impact the cuts are having."
Gen. Odierno is blaming UK PM Cameron for the downfall of US military prestige.
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