HC Deb 02 March 1994 vol 238 c751W
26. Mr. Gapes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the use of air strikes to enhance international security.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Air strikes cannot enhance international security by themselves. However, in certain circumstances, as in the case of the UN/NATO operation to end the bombardment of Sarajevo, readiness to undertake air strikes can play a useful role as part of a strategy to bring about a peaceful resolution of conflict.

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