The British government is poised to announce the first compulsory call up of army reserves since the Suez crisis to help in the war on terrorism, it was reported today.
British Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon is to announce the call up in the Commons later today, The Guardian said.
It will involve more than 100 Territorial Army military intelligence specialists.
Some of the reserves will help defence intelligence staff in London while others will be sent to Afghanistan, the newspaper said.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said of the report: ‘‘A decision has not been taken.’’