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Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanstan, Frank Ledwidge

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Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanstan
Title
Losing small wars
Title remainder
British military failure in Iraq and Afghanstan
Statement of responsibility
Frank Ledwidge
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Language
eng
Summary
Partly on the strength of their apparent success in insurgencies such as Malaya and Northern Ireland, the British armed forces have long been perceived as world class, if not world beating. However, their recent performance in Iraq and Afghanistan is widely seen as-at best-disappointing; under British control Basra degenerated into a lawless city riven with internecine violence, while tactical mistakes and strategic incompetence in Helmand Province resulted in heavy civilian and military casualties and a climate of violence and insecurity. In both cases the British were eventually and humiliatingly bailed out by the US army. In this thoughtful and compellingly readable book, Frank Ledwidge examines the British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking how and why it went so wrong. With the aid of copious research, interviews with senior officers, and his own personal experiences, he looks in detail at the failures of strategic thinking and culture that led to defeat in Britain's latest "small wars." This is an eye-opening analysis of the causes of military failure, and its enormous costs
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Ledwidge, Frank
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Afghan War (2001- )
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Strategic culture
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • Military participation
  • Military policy
  • Strategic culture
  • Afghanistan
  • Great Britain
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Guerre d'Irak (2003- ...)
  • Politique militaire
  • Afghanistan
Label
Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanstan, Frank Ledwidge
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-298) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ridiculous expectations -- Defeated, pure and simple -- Where's Helmand? -- A bleeding ulcer -- Dereliction of duty : the generals and strategy -- Cracking on: British military culture and doctrine -- Tactics without strategy? The counterinsurgency conundrum -- Doing no harm? The question of force -- Civvies -- Bad influences -- Opening networks
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ocn769149043
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1 online resource (viii, 308 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781283279901
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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JSTOR
Other control number
9786613279903
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  • 22573/ctt110915
  • 6bd4e020-40db-4d1a-8e33-353bf03617d4
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)769149043
Label
Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanstan, Frank Ledwidge
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-298) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ridiculous expectations -- Defeated, pure and simple -- Where's Helmand? -- A bleeding ulcer -- Dereliction of duty : the generals and strategy -- Cracking on: British military culture and doctrine -- Tactics without strategy? The counterinsurgency conundrum -- Doing no harm? The question of force -- Civvies -- Bad influences -- Opening networks
Control code
ocn769149043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 308 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283279901
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613279903
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt110915
  • 6bd4e020-40db-4d1a-8e33-353bf03617d4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769149043

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