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In this 5,000-word e-book, the author of the bestselling "Losing Small Wars" looks at the problem of rivalry between the top ranks of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. He argues that senior generals, admirals and air marshals have focused more on empire-building within their own services rather than on the needs of the UK armed forces as a whole, with enormously daIn this 5,000-word e-book, the author of the bestselling "Losing Small Wars" looks at the problem of rivalry between the top ranks of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. He argues that senior generals, admirals and air marshals have focused more on empire-building within their own services rather than on the needs of the UK armed forces as a whole, with enormously damaging results. In particular, the UK involvement in Libya was hampered by a total lack of aircraft carriers - sacrificed to preserve the Typhoon, a fighter jet designed for Cold War combat that never happened. Written with Ledwidge's trademark insight and panache, this is an incisive condemnation of the British armed forces at the very top, and ending with some pertinent suggestions for how the UK could reorient its military priorities....

Title : Punching Below Our Weight: How Inter-Service Rivalry Has Damaged the British Armed Forces
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ISBN : 9780300190014
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 24 Pages
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