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The emergence of Islamic State is down to the West’s failure to plan after the Iraq war, the former head of the British army has said. Lord Dannatt said the intervention in 2003 to remove Saddam Hussein had left a vacuum, which was aggravated by “poor planning”. In a candid assessment of the rise of IS in Iraq and Syr...
Lord Dannatt said "poor planning" after the Iraq war in 2003 left a "vacuum" which fed the rise of the so-called Islamic State. "There are a lot of contributory f...
Downing Street press release The Prime Minister has issued a statement tonight following reports of the murder of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The Prime Mini...
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary strongly condemns apparent murder of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: "The apparent murder ...
Rory Stewart said the recent altercation between Russia bombers and UK fighter jets demonstrated the need for Nato members to deliver on a promise to spend 2% of GDP...
Reforming Defence, keeping fighting fit - Speech by Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence This last year has seen huge upheaval across the worl...
01/02/2015 on Murnaghan, Sky News
30/01/2015 on The World At One, BBC Radio 4
28/01/2015 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
21/01/2015 on Pool clip
20/01/2015 on Daily Politics, BBC Two
19/01/2015 on Newsnight, BBC Two
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