The British Army in Iraq and Afghanistan

March 03, 2021 00:45:54
The British Army in Iraq and Afghanistan
Modern War Institute
The British Army in Iraq and Afghanistan
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Show Notes

This episode features a discussion with Simon Akam, author of the book The Changing of the Guard: The British Army Since 9/11. The book tells the story of nearly two decades of the service's experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Critical of the British Army's leadership at times, it aims to jumpstart an honest conversation about the those wars, the service's performance in them, the relationship between the UK military and the British people, and more. It's an insightful, thought-provoking conversation that brings into focus issues that are important not just in the United Kingdom but in the United States, as well.

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