This is the extent of defence cuts made by Nato members

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Thursday 11 December 2014 15:00
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A miniature model of the armoured reconnaissance and combat tank called 'Jaguar'

This Statista graphic is a summary of cuts to armed forces made by selected Nato members, as detailed in a report by consultants Roland Berger.

Overall there was a 75.4 per cent decline in main battle tanks among members in 2013 compared to 2000. In the same period there was a 35.6 per cent decline in combat aircraft and a 31 per cent decline in manpower.

As Ed Miliband made clear in his speech today, there will be more cuts to come in the next parliament - and undertaking a Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) will be a priority for the next government. All Nato members are committed to spending 2 per cent of their GDP on defence, but Roland Berger note it is likely Britain will miss this target in the next parliament.

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