From Mr Mark O’Hare.
Sir, The most important lesson from Algeria and Mali is that these are the principal types of security threat that face our nation and way of life over the coming decades. Threats that need excellent conventional and special forces to counter them. Not a replacement for Trident. And doubly so at a time when austerity demands cuts across the board – £3.7bn a year on Trident is a waste of resources.
Mark O’Hare, London EC4, UK