However, Britain is by no means alone in its military overstretch
With Iraq and Somalia thought to be next possible targets of American military attention, defence experts sided with Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith in warning that the 100,000-strong British Army could face overstretch
The expansion of NATO at a time when Russia and other nations in Eastern Europe are going through the painful process of emulating the West by establishing democratic governments and free-market economies would be a classic example of ``imperial overstretch
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MoD permanent secretary Bill Jeffrey told the Commons defence committee: "The word overstretch
implies that what we are doing now is not sustainable.
An ex-Air Vice Marshall said: "The service is at total overstretch
Lib Dem spokesman Nick Harvey said: "The consequences of prolonged overstretch
could be disastrous.
Be careful not to overstretch
yourself with commitments.