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Cameron hints at role for Dannatt

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A former military chief who criticised Gordon Brown over Afghanistan has been talking to the Conservatives about possibly helping them.

General Sir Richard Dannatt stood down as the head of the British Army in August after repeatedly speaking out against what he said were equipment shortages and poor pay and conditions.

Conservative leader David Cameron has hinted to the BBC's Nick Robinson that Sir Richard may be given some sort of government role if the Tories win the general election.

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