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Spanish Army and Navy dwindling in numbers
09 January 2013 @ 16:53

SPAIN'S Armed Forces is understaffed due to laws forcing soldiers and naval officers to retire at a certain age, says the country's military association. Its head, José Gómez Navarro, says over 2,500 soldiers left the Army and Navy last year and signed on the dole, leaving the forces below its maximum permitted number of 80,000 – which for 2010, was 86,000. And yet the number of officials and sub-officials went up by 500. “One supposes that the Army and Navy hierarchy should have a pyramid structure, but at the moment there are more chiefs than Indians,” says Gómez Navarro.


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