It’s a damning indictment of the Government, but – according to the report – others are culpable too. Indeed, the “wider muddling of political responsibilities between Westminster and Brussels” plays its part. As do the strategies of NATO and the UN.
All this may just confirm what many know already, but it’s noteworthy that it comes from as esteemed an organisation as RUSI. The hope has to be that theirs is a voice the Government will listen to, particularly with Brown unveiling his National Security Strategy next week.