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Tough-Talking British Army Can't Even Fill Wembley Stadium; NATO just as weak


Except their mouths are writing checks their body can't cash.  The British Army is so small, it couldn't even fill Wembley Stadium in London.

The new Wembley Stadium is the second largest stadium in the world. It was inaugurated in 2020 and has the capacity to hold 132,000 spectators, making it the biggest cricketing venue ever. Overall, it sits second behind the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, which is the world's biggest stadium, with a capacity of 150,000 

Yet according to the British government, the entire British Army consists of . . . . 77,000 troops.

The Army admitted that by 2025 it would only be able to field a combat division consisting of just a single maneuver brigade and an interim maneuver support brigade."

And, on the other hand, they say they must make cuts:

The British Defence Secretary revealed that discussions are ongoing to scrap plans to reduce the army to 73,000 troops amid the heightened threat from Russia.

The original plan, prior to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, aimed to bring full-time troop numbers from 77,000 to 73,000 by 2025."

" So in my negotiations with the Treasury, I'll be looking at whether we should go down to 73,000, or whether we can maintain it. I think our second point about, you know, is it a good metric? I don't think it's a good metric at all. And it has often been a metric just handed out from the Treasury and Number 10 over the years, whereas any other business would seek to be given the challenge of how do you reduce your salary envelope?"

Anarchapulco 2023