Reid admitted January that army is overstretched
Speaking before 14 personnel were killed in Afghanistan, he told the Guardian that troops "are fighting at the limit of their capacity".
Foreign Office Minister Kim Howells said he did not think that the British Army was overstretched.
Meanwhile, one UK soldier was killed by a suspected suicide bomber in Kabul.
Gen Dannatt, who took over from Sir Mike Jackson last week, said: "We are running hot, certainly running hot.
"Can we cope? I pause. I say 'just'." Link
db: 'Stretched', 'running hot' or 'overstretched' - fact is it's not sustainable however the government chooses to spin facts or pervert language. For the record, again:
Scotsman - 27.1.2006: [...] the mission to the unstable Helmand province in southern Afghanistan will leave the army overstretched even by the Ministry of Defence's own measures, Dr [John]Reid admitted.