No Date for St Athan decision

Defence Minister says no date set for St Athan decision
ic Wales - THE decision over the second stage of a £14bn defence contract awarded to a Welsh armed forces training centre is still to be made, Bob Ainsworth, Minister for the Armed Forces, said yesterday...And he was unable even to give a date when the decision over the second contract would be made, despite the first contract being awarded nearly a year ago.

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Socialistworker.co.uk - ...The consortium also includes the giant US arms company Raytheon, and, quite obscenely, the Open University...It is intended to take over not just the training of the British armed forces, but to compete in a world market for privatised military training. The proposed St Athan Academy outside Cardiff will, the consortium hope, be a world leader – training soldiers from all over the world, starting with Iraq and Afghanistan.

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