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Former military heads of the British army have attacked proposals for Parliament to have to approve any declaration of war made by the British state. The ruling class is eager to keep a direct grip on its bodies of armed men; the police and the military, the chief instruments of class suppression. These are vital to the ruling class' ability to keep control of society, and sections of the boureoisie are reluctant to relinquish them even to their own organs of so-called democratic rule.