Defence White Paper 2003:
Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2003-04 Second Special Report of Session 2003-04 HCP 1048
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
This memorandum sets out the Government's reply to the Defence Select Committee's report on the Government's Defence White Paper (HCP 465-I, session 2003-04; ISBN 021501801X) published in July 2004
The White Paper 'Delivering Security in a Changing World' (Cm. 6041-I & II, ISBN 0101604122), published in December 2003, gave the Government's assessment of the defence and security situation and set out the future operational priorities for the UK's armed forces, based on three key challenges of international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and weak failing states.
The Government's responses are given under the following headings: the background to the Defence White Paper 2003, the strategic environment, effects-based operations, command issues, forces structure and personnel.
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