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Defence Committee Publications

Defence - Second Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 12 December 2001.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

Terminology

11 SEPTEMBER 2001

NEW TERRORISM?

History of al Qaeda

A Continuing Threat?

Nature of the Threat

Weapons

Chemical

Biological

Nuclear and radiological

Likelihood of use

UK Response

THE NEW CHAPTER OF THE STRATEGIC DEFENCE REVIEW

The original SDR  

The new Chapter

(i) Intelligence versus vulnerability

(ii) Homeland defence versus terrorists in their bases

(iii) Role of the Armed Forces in homeland security

(iv) Pre-emptive military action

Openness and inclusivity

Funding

CONCLUSION

LIST OF CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

LIST OF WITNESSES (EVIDENCE PUBLISHED IN VOLUME II)

WRITTEN EVIDENCE (PUBLISHED IN VOLUME II)  

DEFENCE COMMITTEE REPORTS IN THE CURRENT PARLIAMENT

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE

APPENDICES TO THE MINUTES OF EVIDENCE


 
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