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Jim Murphy MP Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on implications of the situation in the Middle East on the SDSR, said: 

“Last year’s Strategic Defence and Security Review is already looking out of date. The Government’s plans were based on strategic and international geo-political assumptions, many of which have been shaken over the past month.  Recent dramatic events mean that the defence review must be reopened and perhaps even rethought.   

“It would be sensible to stop and reflect again on our nation's strategic defence needs.” 

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