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Warning of 'gaps' in national security strategy

The Government needs to address 'gaps' in the UK's national security strategy, a parliamentary committee says. The report criticises the response to the winter floods, along with failure to spot developments leading to the crisis in Ukraine.

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Warning of 'gaps' in UK's national security strategy

The Government needs to rethink its national security strategy to address "gaps", a parliamentary committee has said.

The report criticised the Government's response to the recent floods. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy said the current strategy, drawn up in 2010, had in some areas been made "less relevant by events".

One area criticised by the group of MPs and peers was the lack of a "joined-up" response to the flooding that hit the UK last winter.

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