Richard Dannatt

Boots on the Ground

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A man not afraid of speaking ‘truth to power’, General Lord Richard Dannatt assesses the Iraq operation of 2003 as the biggest blunder in post-war defence and foreign policy, and for the Army perhaps the biggest in its 350-year history. In this challenging book he asserts that the structures of political direction and management are unfit, from the National Security Council to the Cabinet Office and No 10 itself, leading politicians to fiddle with tactical and operational minutiae, to disastrous effect. Richard Dannatt brings 40 years of military service, including as Chief of the General Staff, to examine how the British Army has shaped – and been shaped by – world events from the Cold War to the Good Friday Agreement to the EU Referendum.


13 July 2017


2.00pm  - 3.00pm




Pavilion Arts Centre

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