UK needs clearer guidelines on going to war, MPs say

Defence select committee report recommends that next security review consider issues from legal advice to role of parliament

A cross-party group of MPs has urged the government to set out clearer guidelines for Britain embarking on another war,warning of the increased threat of “state versus state conflict” after years in which terrorism was considered the most significant concern.

A 46-page Commons defence select committee report says the existing definition for intervention as “securing, protecting or promoting UK national interests through the use or threat of force” is too narrow.

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