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Release Of Commission On Defence Forces Report Could Be "Sea Change Moment"

A trebling of spending on the military is one of the key recommendations.

A change in the command structures of the Defence Forces and a trebling funding.

They are some of the key recommendations of a report on the Commission on Defence Forces, published today. 

The report identifies cyberspace as a key military domain in the period from 2030.

Mucklagh's Gerard Guinan, general secretary of Defence Forces union PDFORRA, says this could be a watershed moment:

Retired Army Captain Tom Clonan says it will be a challenge to retain key staff that are in demand elsewhere:

The Commission on the Defence Forces report also recommends renaming the Army Ranger Wing and possibly scaling back on the number of peacekeeping missions it takes part in.

Social Democrats defence spokesperson, Gary Gannon, says there are some parts of the military that need serious investment:

You can read the report in full here.

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