UK Foreign Secretary reportedly tried to court martial top general for criticising military cuts

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‘Tory Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond tried to have a senior British general court-martialled for publicly criticizing cuts to the military budget, tabled while Hammond was defense secretary, the retired officer has claimed.

General Sir Richard Shirreff, who served as NATO’s Deputy Supreme Commander, says he only avoided “formal action” because “wiser counsel prevailed.”

Formal action in that case would have been a full court martial, Shirreff claims.’

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