Army chief warns of troops anger

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The Independent Online

The head of the British Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, has warned that British troops are "devalued, angry and suffering from Iraq fatigue", in remarks that could increase tension between the military and the Government.

General Dannatt's views have emerged in a leaked document headed "Chief of the General Staff's Briefing Team Report (2007)" – a survey of views from all Army ranks. Des Browne, the Defence Secretary, said despite the pressures in Afghanistan and Iraq: "We strive ... to ensure the armed forces have the best possible package of care".