Politicians and military leaders argue over Gulf War costs

Title
Politicians and military leaders argue over Gulf War costs
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
16 Jan 1992
Year of production
1992
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Duration
00:03:04
Description
On the first anniversary of the Gulf conflict, a confidential report from a senior naval officer has accused the War Cabinet of rejecting what were regarded as justifiable operational requests because of an obsession with costs. Paul Rowley speaks to Labour Defence spokesman, Martin O’Neill; Defence Minister, Archie Hamilton; Liberal Democrat Defence spokesman, Menzies Campbell; Chairman of the Commons Select Committee, Michael Mates.
Contributors
Archie Hamilton; Paul Rowley; Michael Mates; Menzies Campbell; Martin O’Neill
Keywords
Budgets; Reports; Government; Armed forces; UK; Military affairs; Costs; Wars (events); Cabinet ministers; Cabinet (politics); Gulf War (1990-1991); Anniversaries

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