A few thoughts on the priorities for UK Defence Policy

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PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 5 years ago

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What level of military capability should we maintain? What role does our military have?

What level of military capability should we maintain? What role does our military have?

The UK should commit to not renewing the Trident Nuclear Deterrent in order to ensure it can afford sufficent conventional defence forces.

UK Armed Forces should be structured to focus on humanitarian, peace-keeping, peace enforcement, maritime search-and-rescue, mine and explosive ordnance clearance, anti-piracy, and counter-terrorism operations as well as providing support to UK emergency services during natural and civil disasters.

All foreign deployment of UK Armed Forces, as well as the use of UK Special Advisors and the provision of military support in foreign conflict zones, should be subject to Parliamentary approval.

frankieroberto

@frankieroberto - over 5 years ago

This is a good start.

Might be worth having a general line on nuclear disarmament? (i.e. commitment to encourage other nations to destroy their stockpiles)

Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

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+1 for Frankie's general nuclear disarmament point as well, not just Trident.

I'd also perhaps add that foreign deployments must be carried out in accordance with international law, and that legal assessments must be presented to Parliament before they vote - not something that was done with Iraq.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

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Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

As we're in agreement here, I'm going to merge this in. We can add more points later.