According to the Guardian, John Hutton, talking yesterday to a conference on national security, referred to...
... battle-winning capabilities like our special forces, which can help disrupt networks of terror that threaten our national security.
John Hutton is Secretary of State for Defence. Did nobody tell him we aren't fighting a war on terror any more? I mean, really - 'battle-winning capabilities' to 'disrupt networks of terror that threaten our national security'. It sounds to me most warlike and targeted against terror.
Maybe it was just a slip. I don't think so. Here are some other phrases from the same speech by the Secretary of State for Defence:
'the threat from international terrorism'; 'developing our capabilities and our capacity to counter this growing threat of terrorism'; 'crucial to our own counter[-]terrorist strategy'; 'our capacity to counter this growing threat of terrorism'; 'a fundamental tool in our [yikes]fight[/yikes] against insurgency and terrorism'; 'countering terrorist activities'; 'the MOD has implemented all these measures to contribute to the counter[-]terrorism agenda'; 'contributing to national and international efforts to counter terrorism is one of MOD's highest priorities'; 'the defence contribution in countering terrorism should continue to be focussed primarily against the overseas terrorist threat'; 'our maintenance of the capabilities required to conduct precise operations against terrorist groups and individuals'... [and much more of the same].
Make his a FKATWOT - number 20 of that ilk.