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02 Aug 09. Afghanistan and Pakistan: Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) Report. The FAC published (2 Aug 09) a Report on Global Security: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Topics addressed include: The role of the international community; Pakistan’s strategic importance; The Obama plan; The UK’s mission in Afghanistan; The UK’s new strategy and Future prospects.
Comment: One of the themes of the Report is “the sheer magnitude of the task confronting the UK” in Afghanistan. The Report is available from TSO and from The Parliamentary Bookshop, as HC 302, for £26:00.
11 Aug 09. The Committees on Arms Export Controls will be publishing its First Report of Session 2008-09, “Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2009): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2007, Quarterly Reports for 2008, licensing policy and review of export control legislation,” (HC 178) on Wednesday 19 August at 00.01 a.m.