Now, before anyone throws their teddy out of the pram I know that there's a 'What Are You Reading Now' thread but this book has greater relevance. Entitled Losing Small Wars, British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, its written by one Frank Ledwidge, an ex-RNR officer and intelligence herbert, and a barrister. Now I've never had the misfortune to serve in either place but I do follow the news and, I hope, can pick fact from fiction most of the time. The author's contention is that the Army as a whole has been sold down the river by the General Staff and commanders in place in the old-fashioned hunt for Glory before Honour - he is not out to get the average Tom and is at pains to say so. If anyone has read it already I'd be interested in their comments and urge the others of you to read it yourselves - I got my copy out of the local library.