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British generals in Blair's wars

Author: J B A Bailey; Richard Iron; Hew Strachan
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2013.
Series: Military strategy and operational art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a truly unique and invaluable book. For the first time, we are offered first-hand testimony about Britain's involvement in recent campaigns by senior participants. In addition to touching on themes like civilian-military relations, the operational direction of war and relationships with allies, these eyewitness accounts give a real sense of how the character of a war changes even as it is being fought. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Military history
Named Person: Tony Blair; Tony Blair; Tony Blair
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J B A Bailey; Richard Iron; Hew Strachan
ISBN: 9781409437352 1409437353 9781409437369 1409437361 9781409437376 140943737X
OCLC Number: 747232667
Awards: Long-listed for Templer Medal 2013
Description: xvi, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The political context: why we went to war and the mismatch of ends, ways and means / Jonathan Bailey --
The Northern Ireland campaign: the challenges of command / Alistair Irwin --
Command of Kosovo force 1999 / Mike Jackson --
Sierra Leone 2000: pregnant with lessons / David Richards --
Rebuilding Iraq 2003: humanitarian assistance and reconstruction / Tim Cross --
Southern Iraq 2003-2004: multi-national command / Andrew Stewart --
Great expectations: broadening the military role to include nation building / Barney White-Spunner --
Iraq 2004: the view from Baghdad / Andrew Graham --
Modern campaigning: from a practitioner's perspective / John McColl --
The British army and thinking about the operational level / John Kiszely --
Twenty-first-century operational leadership: Sierra Leone, Baghdad and Northern Ireland / Nick Parker --
On generals and generalship / Graeme Lamb --
'Best Effort': operation Sinbad and the Iraq campaign / Justin Maciejewski --
Basra 2007: the requirements of a modern major general / Jonathan Shaw --
Campaigning and generalship: Iraq 2008 / Bill Rollo --
Basra 2008: operation charge of the knights / Richard Iron --
The psychological impact of operations in Iraq: what has it been, and what can we expect in the future? / Simon Wessely --
Multinational command in Afghanistan --
2006: NATO at the cross-roads / Chris Brown --
Southern Afghanistan 2006-2008: the challenges to a comprehensive approach to counter-insurgency / Nick Pounds --
NATO operations in Afghanistan 2008-2009: a theatre-level view / Jon Riley --
Helmand 2007-2008: behavioural conflict --
from general to strategic corporal / Andrew Mackay --
Campaigning: an air force perspective / Ian McNicoll --
The political-military relationship on operations / Desmond Bowen --
Too busy to learn: personal observations on British campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan / Alexander Alderson --
Adapt or fail: the challenge for the armed forces after Blair's Wars / Paul Newton --
British generals in Blair's Wars: Conclusion / Hew Strachan.
Series Title: Military strategy and operational art.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Bailey, Richard Iron, Hew Strachan.

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