§ Harry Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on confining military action against terrorism to targets in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bradshaw
I have been asked to reply.
Coalition military action is focused on Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda network and their Taliban allies in Afghanistan.132W
The military action is necessary, but it cannot be seen in isolation. It is part of a wider global campaign against terror, which includes diplomatic, intelligence, financial, humanitarian and political elements.