ReasonReasonPerhaps lawmakers on Capitol Hill should listen to the U.K.’s General Nicholas Houghton, who has said that the U.K. won’t be able to be involved in every conflict presented to it and that the British should lower their expectations of the British armed forces in light of government cuts. 

From Reuters:

(Reuters) - Britain should have lower expectations of its military power because government spending cuts mean it will not be able to fight every potential war it faces, the new head of its armed forces said.

The European Union's biggest military spender is grappling with cuts which some of its top brass, as well as allies such as the United States, fear will make it difficult for it to fight another war on the scale of those in Afghanistan or Iraq.

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