Defence chiefs have spent  more than £500 million on lawyers and consultants while making thousands of troops redundant.

Most of the money has been siphoned off a budget that should have been used to pay for equipment in Afghanistan.

Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request reveal that the amount spent by the Ministry of Defence on ‘External Assistance’ – lawyers, management consultants, accountants and IT experts  – has doubled in the past  two years

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