The Resource Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanstan, Frank Ledwidge, (electronic book)

Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanstan, Frank Ledwidge, (electronic book)

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Ledwidge, Frank
Dewey number
956.7044/3341
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.765.G7
LC item number
L45 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Strategic culture
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanstan, Frank Ledwidge, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
Control code
ebr10497653
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 308 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Losing small wars : British military failure in Iraq and Afghanstan, Frank Ledwidge, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
Control code
ebr10497653
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 308 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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