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Brass hats are sure to be furious over the prospect of Britain's elite forces having to take reluctant recruits.
MUCH to the chagrin of Ministry of Defence brass hats, who love a good war (or even a bad one), NATO chiefs have decreed hostilities will cease in Afghanistan at the end of 2014.
If the brass hats want to play, let them raid London and harass the Home Counties.
Those at the bottom on the National Minimum Wage get pounds 12,000 a year - so Whitehall mandarins and MoD brass hats now on pounds 200,000 will still get megabucks.
If Mr Ainsworth really wants the sacrifice and commitment of our armed forces to be properly appreciated, the people he needs to lecture are his own brass hats,.
The rookie woman soldier at the centre of the bitches row is to take the brass hats to an industrial tribunal.
Bullying, right-wing, warmongering MoD brass hats get huge pensions, peerages, jobs with the Tories and lucrative jobs with defence contractors.
Just as the generals in the First World War refused to accept the mental breakdowns of men serving in the trenches, today's Whitehall brass hats bury their heads over the existence of post-traumatic stress disorder.
And if the Government doesn't know where to get the money from, it could find it by getting rid of the regiments of brass hats enjoying a life of luxury behind their desks in Whitehall.
He's cowed by retired generals and thuggish brass hats in the MoD into ever-increasing military spending.
Now comes the latest edict from Ministry of Defence brass hats operating from the comfort of their desks in Whitehall.
Brown must press ahead with this reform, because if the military brass hats have their way, we will be at war somewhere all the time.
Dunlop faces a major confrontation with Ulster brass hats at next Saturday's Cookstown 100th road race over the modifications to his 125cc Honda and he said: "I have taken out a Southern licence after the way the Ulster Centre messed me about last year and are continuing to do so this season.
I say privately, because his remarks were solely intended for MoD brass hats, made public only after a Freedom of Information request.
British justice must prevail, not the gung-ho firepower of politicians and brass hats in Washington.