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5300 less soldiers to protect us.

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Source: Sky News

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Who will defend us as army plan to make cuts?

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BAE cuts 600 jobs.

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RAF Kinloss to lose 108 skilled MR2 Nimrod staff.

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Scores of civilian jobs are to be axed at a Moray airbase which has played a key role in the Afghan and Iraq wars. RAF Kinloss will lose 108 skilled staff who maintain and service its fleet of 11 MR2 Nimrod surveillance aircraft.

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Boeing to layoff 1000 employees

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Boeing intends laying-off nearly 1000 employees of IDS department. The employees of the hitherto-spared division face the ax largely because of funding cuts by the Pentagon.

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Navistar sack 275 workers

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Navistar International Corp., the largest maker of blast-proof trucks for the U.S. military, will lay off 275 workers at a Mississippi plant because of declining production of the vehicles.

Navistar lost out on a $1.06 billion contract with the U.S. Defense Department last month to build all-terrain trucks that would protect troops in Afghanistan from roadside bombs, to Oshkosh Corp., which received that order.

Total losses = 275