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Army to be cut in half by 2010

The State Defence Council yesterday approved a modernisation plan for the armed forces until 2010 which calls for army ranks, fighter planes and tanks to be cut almost in half from current numbers, and far below what Slovakia is allowed under EU rules.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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