The United Kingdom is cutting its Army by an incredible 40% and making other hard cuts in its navy and air forces. My question is this: are these cuts being entirely driven by UK fiscal outlook or are they in any way supported by scenario-based planning, i.e. "this is what we believe we would need for the following contingency operations." I'm guessing the former, but can someone in the formerly great Britain shed some light on this one? One of the followers of my Twitter feed suggested this might be posturing from the Ministry of Defense.