§ 17. Mr. Stan Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the united Kingdom Government have been consulted about the United States air-land battle plan.
§ Mr. Stanley
Air-land battle has been official United States army doctrine since 1982 and applies to United States army forces worldwide. NATO nations, including the United Kingdom, have been made aware of this doctrine.
§ Mr. Thorne
Will the Minister confirm that this plan involves first strike use of cruise missiles from the United Kingdom?