Thursday, 05 August 2021
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The Government has announced the future shape of the army after the conclusion of operations in Afghanistan. Defence planners need to look ahead, so the Labour Party is looking beyond the next election. This process began in February this year when it unveiled its Shadow Defence Review. Today it revealed some of its thoughts on the matter of defence equipment and a possible approach to its relationship with defence industry.

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The US and its allies should take a much harder look at our partners against the Taliban, says Dan Jarvis MP, asthe Commons international development select committee says the UK should reconsider its ambition of building Afghan government institutions in favour of more traditional aid targets.

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