Afghanistan

Part of Nato – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 16th May 2011.

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Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 2:30 pm, 16th May 2011

It is certainly not the case that we always go for the option of dismantling IEDs, as some of them are destroyed, but as part of the ongoing effort to counter the IED threat it is absolutely vital that we have an understanding of how they are made and who is making them. It is absolutely essential intelligence to us—to garner that information on occasions—and we have no intention of changing that approach.