British Army could be slashed to smallest number in 250 years According to a new report coming out of Britain it appears that the United States isn’t the only Nation dramatically cutting their Military Force, According to reports the British Army could be reduced to just 50,000 soldiers – its smallest size in 250 years – a report has warned. This report indicates that troop numbers are already being slashed from 102,000 to 82,000, but a report from the Royal United Services Institute suggests this number could be cut yet again by a further 30,000. The report says the cuts could be made after the election as part of a continuing austerity drive and because of a lack of commitment from any of the major parties to protect defence spending. FULL REPORT