Letter: Send in the troops

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Sir: For the cost of all those cruise missiles, lost aircraft and bombs being dropped on Serbia we could be having a far greater impact on future generations in achieving peace and justice by funding the sort of education programmes that Clare Short is visiting in India.

Why is it that we can always afford bombs and missiles immediately but we constantly struggle to reach the UN target of 0.7 per cent GNP for aid? Creating a just world will also create a peaceful world. I doubt if fighting "just wars" will.


Bradford, West Yorkshire