Armed Conflict

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4 January 2018.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a definition of a war; and if so, what it is.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

UK Defence Doctrine (Joint Doctrine Publication 0-01, 5th Edition, November 2014) defines war as 'a state of armed conflict between different countries, or different groups within a country'.

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