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Hardback:Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanistan / Frank Ledwidge.:2011 Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanistan / Frank Ledwidge.
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Author: Ledwidge, Frank.
Publication year: 2011
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 956.70443
Publisher: New Haven, [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9780300166712 (hbk): 20.00 0300166710 : 20.00
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Recent British military performances in Iraq and Afghanistan have been widely seen as - at best - disappointing: under British control, Basra degenerated into a lawless city while Helmand province has witnessed heavy civilian and military casualties. This book examines how British involvement in both campaigns has gone so badly.
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viii, 308 p. ; 24 cm.

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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.
02/04/13
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