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Afghan 'signpost' to UK military future

One of the great questions the next government will settle is where the United Kingdom stands in the world. How much power can we project? Does Britain's diplomacy need to be backed by significant military force including nuclear weapons? And what can we afford?

All of this will be addressed in the government's Strategic Defence Review. General Sir Richard Dannatt, who is to deliver a speech on the subject at the National Liberal Club, outlines his views.

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