Inside Britain's £5.5 billion military disaster

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After the Cold War the Army struggled to know what role it should play and what kit it should have,’ says Trevor Taylor, a procurement expert at the Royal United Services Institute. ... When it comes to Ajax, says Taylor, the very chronology of disaster that preceded it was in itself a major problem. ‘The last 25 years have been a succession of procurement attempts abandoned for something else. So at the MoD that makes you determined to make Ajax happen – and in a hurry.’