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CONDUCT OF DEFENCE LOBBYISTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 874: tabled on 20 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that the disgraced General Petraeus, when he was the top US commander in Afghanistan, allowed lobbyists Frederick and Kimberly Kagan unique access to secret information and private meetings; notes that the Kagans used these privileges to advocate substantive changes in the US war plan, including a harder-edged approach that intensified war activity; is alarmed at reports that they repeatedly campaigned against peace initiatives; concludes that the Kagans' activity served the commercial interests of their defence contractors' paymasters; and believes their lobbying added to NATO and Afghan casualties killed in avoidable conflicts fomented in the commercial interest of US defence companies.