Last week, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) quietly secured a £1.7bn increase in its budget(1). The spending for 2006-7 was allocated months ago, which means that another fund must have been raided to find the extra money. It’s the equivalent of half the annual budget for the Department for International Development(2). But another billion or two doesn’t make much difference when we are already sloshing out £32bn a year on a programme whose purpose is a mystery(3).
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