Observer: Britain risking defeat in Afghanistan

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http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,19


Britain 'risking defeat in Afghanistan'

Mark Townsend and Peter Beaumont
Sunday October 22, 2006
The Observer


Field Marshal Sir Peter Inge, the former head of Britain's armed forces, has broken ranks to launch an attack on the current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, warning that British forces risk defeat in Afghanistan.
In one of the strongest interventions in the conduct of the War on Terror, Inge also charged a lack of any 'clear strategy' guiding British operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. . . . . . . . . . . . .

See link above.
 
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So General Inge is attacking the Very Senior Officers who are running the Iraq campaign - or as he considers it, not running the Iraq campaign.

Or is it No 10 which is in charge of strategy????
 
#5
Never liked Inge. I always thought he was up his own arrse. Now, it appears that he is up someone elses....
 

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Sven said:
So General Inge is attacking the Very Senior Officers who are running the Iraq campaign - or as he considers it, not running the Iraq campaign.

Or is it No 10 which is in charge of strategy????

Sven, the chap wears (wore) Prussian Blue, he's a 'crab' (albeit a senior one 8O ). I think the sceptics call airmen Generals but the Brits do not!!! :wink:


(Oh no he's not*** hangs head in shame, wrong person***Just woke up :oops: )
 
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Nehustan said:
Sven said:
So General Inge is attacking the Very Senior Officers who are running the Iraq campaign - or as he considers it, not running the Iraq campaign.

Or is it No 10 which is in charge of strategy????

Sven, the chap wears (wore) Prussian Blue, he's a 'crab' (albeit a senior one 8O ). I think the sceptics call airmen Generals but the Brits do not!!! :wink:


(Oh no he's not*** hangs head in shame, wrong person***Just woke up :oops: )
I was going to say - I'm sure he was wearing Khaki when he came to visit me (and the reset of the regiment) whilst he was CoC 1 BR Corps back in the 1980s
 

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#8
Sven said:
Nehustan said:
Sven said:
So General Inge is attacking the Very Senior Officers who are running the Iraq campaign - or as he considers it, not running the Iraq campaign.

Or is it No 10 which is in charge of strategy????

Sven, the chap wears (wore) Prussian Blue, he's a 'crab' (albeit a senior one 8O ). I think the sceptics call airmen Generals but the Brits do not!!! :wink:


(Oh no he's not*** hangs head in shame, wrong person***Just woke up :oops: )
I was going to say - I'm sure he was wearing Khaki when he came to visit me (and the reset of the regiment) whilst he was CoC 1 BR Corps back in the 1980s
I was half asleep and thought I read Air Chief Marshall for some reason 8O. To quickly escape my own idiocy, I recall years ago hearing that the Green Howards where an excellent regiment, and from a brief read it seems that both Inge and Dannat are 'ex' Green Howards...or is it that Yorkshire is as claimed 'God's country'...
 
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Nehustan said:
Sven said:
Nehustan said:
Sven said:
So General Inge is attacking the Very Senior Officers who are running the Iraq campaign - or as he considers it, not running the Iraq campaign.

Or is it No 10 which is in charge of strategy????

Sven, the chap wears (wore) Prussian Blue, he's a 'crab' (albeit a senior one 8O ). I think the sceptics call airmen Generals but the Brits do not!!! :wink:


(Oh no he's not*** hangs head in shame, wrong person***Just woke up :oops: )
I was going to say - I'm sure he was wearing Khaki when he came to visit me (and the reset of the regiment) whilst he was CoC 1 BR Corps back in the 1980s
I was half asleep and thought I read Air Chief Marshall for some reason 8O. To quickly escape my own idiocy, I recall years ago hearing that the Green Howards where an excellent regiment, and from a brief read it seems that both Inge and Dannat are 'ex' Green Howards...or is it that Yorkshire is as claimed 'God's country'...
As a Yorkshireman (albeit from the Dukes recruiting area rather than the Green Howards) I can only agree - Gods Own Country indeed
 
#13
'I don't believe we have a clear strategy in either Afghanistan or Iraq. I sense we've lost the ability to think strategically. Deep down inside me, I worry that the British army could risk operational failure if we're not careful in Afghanistan. '
Armed Forces risk failure in every conflict they enter. It is the nature of the beast. The enemy doesnt publish a programme of events, so naturally strategies have to be flexible in order to meet each change they make. I dont think the Senior and Junior Commanders on the ground are doing too bad really!



We need to recognise the test that I think they could face there
EH?! Could face or ARE facing? Come to the coal face, Sir. That office colourscheme is blinding you.
 

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