News for Lord West: it’s going to take a great deal longer than that.
“Britain’s 30-year war on terror,” by John Kay for The Sun (thanks to Joe):
BRITAIN faces a 30-YEAR war to crush terrorists intent on mass slaughter here, Gordon Brown’s security supremo warned yesterday.
Admiral Lord Alan West dramatically DOUBLED his earlier estimate of 15 years to make the UK safe from attack.
He told The Sun: “I now realise that we are talking about a generation — and by that I would say 30 years.” In an exclusive interview, the former head of the Navy went on: “That doesn’t mean necessarily that we are going to stay at a severe level of threat for all those years.
“But to be able to say one has absolutely changed the mind-set and thought of people IS going to take a generation.”