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How is the MoD conducting effective operations in Afghanistan? Will the military campaign in Libya lead to overstretch? Are the changes to the size and structure of the Armed Forces outlined in the Strategic Defence and Security Review sufficient to address the MOD's £38bn budgetary shortfall?

These are some of the defence issues debated and discussed by the House of Commons, House of Lords and Select Committees every session. Use this defence topical issues page to find out more about what Parliament is doing on this issue.