However, Britain is by no means alone in its military overstretch
As the military push to wipe out the al Qaida network moved outside Afghanistan for the first time, experts predict another major overseas commitment could lead to ``serious problems'' of overstretch
Shelter partially blamed the problem on irresponsible mortgage lending, with banks and building societies allowing people to overstretch
But Your Mortgage editor Paula John has warned people not to overstretch
themselves and to think carefully before investing in property they intended to rent out.
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
Be careful not to overstretch
yourself with commitments.
Councils will be able to ban any marches they fear could overstretch
police, based on previous events.
Lib Dem spokesman Nick Harvey said: "The consequences of prolonged overstretch
could be disastrous.