Britain tells United States: We'll always fight by your side

March 23, 2015 8:32 AM

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Britain tells United States: We'll always fight by your side

LONDON (Reuters) - British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the United States on Monday his country would always be at Washington's side on the battlefield "when the chips are down", part of a concerted campaign to assuage U.S. fears over British defense spending.

The U.S. army's chief of staff said earlier this month he was very concerned about the impact of spending cuts on British defense and future cooperation with London, traditionally a staunch U.S. ally.

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