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Sukumpol targets cutback in generals to rein in costs

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Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat has stressed the need to streamline the armed forces, with a plan to slash the number of generals which has reached a staggering 1,600. 

ACM Sukumpol yesterday chaired a Defence Ministry meeting attended by the armed forces top brass. The meeting was relayed via videoconference to all army regions across the country.

Defence Ministry spokesman Thanathip Sawangsaeng said after the meeting that the minister had layed down strategies and an action plan and provided the direction the ministry and armed forces will take next year.

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