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The British Army is planning to focus on undercover special operations, intelligence, surveillance and cyber warfare as part of a new "Army 2020" plan that has become necessary due to "budget cuts and changing face of conflict,” The Independent reported today.

The plan includes structural reforms regarding the idea of dividing the Army in two as "Reaction" and "Adaptable" forces, the report said.

Three armored brigades, two infantry regiments and an airborne brigade will be commanded by major generals in the “Reaction” forces. Apache helicopter gunships and warrior fighting vehicles will also be parts of the team.

The “Adaptable” team including seven infantry brigades will serve two to three years in the Falklands and

Cyprus.

The cyber security and expanding operations of the SAS, SBS and Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (Istar) are other features of the new plan

June/19/2012

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