Autumn Address - Supporting Civilian Authority: What Role for the Military?
For many people today, one important role for the armed forces is to support civilian authorities in time of crisis - industrial action, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and high profile international events like the Olympics. Indeed, in the wake of the recent riots, questions have been raised about whether the army should have been called in to keep order. When and how should the armed forces support civil authorities? What can they achieve?
On the evening of Monday, 17th October, Nick Harvey MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, gave Politeia's Autumn Address to discuss these issues.