Battle against terrorism:
UK needs global military force
SWITZERLAND: British Defence Secretary Liam Fox said Saturday that
Britain’s “battle against terrorism” in Afghanistan was not the end of
the global struggle, and the country must be prepared to act elsewhere
Speaking to a meeting of the International Institute for Strategic
Studies (IISS) think tank, Fox said pulling British troops from
Afghanistan before 2015 would boost militants everywhere, because only
by then would British forces, working with the US-led coalition, have
achieved their security aims.
“We’re going to have a long-term battle against transnational
terrorism and it will pop up in a lot of different places over a long
period. One of the lessons of recent British defence history was that
combat troops should not be deployed unless authorities were willing to
give them the resources to carry out their work.