Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanistan / Frank Ledwidge
Publication year: 2011
Shelf mark: 956.70443341
Media class: Book
Publisher: New Haven, Conn., London : Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300166712 0300166710
Ledwidge has been an RNR intelligence officer in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan and a civilian contractor in Afghanistan. He writes about the failure of the British Army command and control system to define and deliver consistent objectives for these interventions and the resulting loss of the British reputation for having excellent armed forces which deliver effect in excess of their size. A fascinating and ultimately pretty convincing thesis.