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Iraq War: Strategic Communications Networks

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:43 pm on 19th January 2004.

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Photo of The Earl of Onslow The Earl of Onslow Conservative 2:43 pm, 19th January 2004

My Lords, the Minister said that strategic communications were multiplied by eight times compared with those for the previous Gulf War. Surely the one thing that commanders want is not people from Downing Street or the Ministry of Defence chattering up the lines; they want to get on with it. What possible use can there be in increasing communications eight times, except possibly looking for body armour?