Losing Small Wars British Military Failure in the 9/11 Wars Second Edition Frank Ledwidge

Publication date:
21 Feb 2017
Yale University Press
344 pages: 197 x 127mm
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This new edition of Frank Ledwidge’s eye-opening analysis of British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan unpicks the causes and enormous costs of military failure. Updated throughout, and with fresh chapters assessing and enumerating the overall military performance since 2011—including Libya, ISIS, and the Chilcot findings—Ledwidge shows how lessons continue to go unlearned.
“A brave and important book; essential reading for anyone wanting insights into the dysfunction within the British military today, and the consequences this has on the lives of innocent civilians caught up in war.”—Times Literary Supplement

Frank Ledwidge is a former barrister and military intelligence officer. He has served in many conflict zones including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.