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Defence and security

How does the UK go to war?
How does the UK go to war?

Air strikes carried out by the Royal Air Force in April 2018 – in conjunction with the United States Air Force and the Armée de l'Air – resulted in two days of debate in the House of Commons, with a focus on the legal and procedural means by which Her Majesty’s Forces are deployed. What role does and should Parliament play in military decision-making? Are the present constitutional arrangements adequate, or is there a need for reform?

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