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Gates: British Military Cuts Limit Scope for US Partnership

British defense cuts mean the country can no longer be a full military partner of the United States, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned on Thursday. Britain is the world's fourth largest military spender after the United States, China and Russia but is cutting the army by 20,000 soldiers over this decade while its navy will lose 6,000 personnel and its air force 5,000. Gates, who served as defense secretary under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, said he...

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