4 Changes Needed
This is the substantial part of the strategy and our analysis.
The new, integrated approach to national security will, however, mean some major changes in the way we do business.
In particular, it will involve;
- A liberal Conservative attitude to foreign policy which champions an enlightened vision of the national interest
- Reducing the need for military intervention by building a capacity for preventative action, including a greater role for diplomacy led by the FCO and for contributions from a wider range of government departments
- A more integrated approach to post-conflict reconstruction – with a new Stabilisation and Reconstruction Force
- A new focus on key parts of domestic security which have been ignored to date, such as border security
- A new focus on our capacity to deal with emergencies, including a more structured military contribution to homeland security
- Much greater emphasis on the resilience of the country’s critical infrastructure, including a greater understanding of new threats such as climate change, the importance of food security and the security of our energy supplies
- Particular emphasis on cyber security; and a new concern with ensuring that security legislation does not compromise civil liberties, and with strengthening social cohesion
Probably too much for a single blog post so I will split them up