Blair"s wars

by John Kampfner

Publisher: Free Press in London

Written in English
Cover of: Blair
Published: Pages: 367 Downloads: 294
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Places:

  • Great Britain,
  • United States

Subjects:

  • Blair, Tony, 1953- -- Influence.,
  • Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1997-,
  • Great Britain -- Military policy.,
  • Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJohn Kampfner.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA591.B56 K36 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 367 p. ;
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3369368M
ISBN 100743248295
LC Control Number2004444461
OCLC/WorldCa52532815

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No Prime Minister in modern times has led Britain into as many wars as Tony Blair. In seven years in office he has committed soldiers to action in Kosovo, in Operation Desert Fox against Iraq, in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan -- and, most controversially, in Cited by:   Blair has organised a record five wars in six years - `Desert Fox' against Iraq, and invasions of Serbia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Kampfner, a journalist at the "New Statesman," relies on extensive interviews to construct an excellent inside account of Tony Blair's diplomacy with the world at large and within his own. A riveting and thought-provoking insight into the processes by which Tony Blair has taken us to war more often than any other recent Prime Minister.

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Why did Tony Blair take Britain to war with Iraq. Because, this book argues, he was following the core political beliefs and style -- the Blair identity -- manifest and consistent throughout his decade in power.

Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and finally Iraq were wars to which Blair was drawn due to his black-and-white framing of the world, his overwhelming confidence that he could.

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British Generals in Blair's Wars is based on a series of high profile seminars held in Oxford in which senior British officers, predominantly from the army, reflect on their experience of campaigning.

The chapters embrace all the UK's major operations since the end of the Cold War, but they focus particularly on Iraq and Afghanistan/5. ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Awards: Long-listed for Templer Medal Description: 1 online resource.

Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I Setting the Scene: The political context: why we went to war and the mismatch of ends, ways and means, Jonathan Bailey; The Northern Ireland campaign: the challenges of command, Alistair Irwin; Command of Kosovo.

Blair's Wars by John Kampfner,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Reading Time: 3 minutes British Generals in Blair’s Wars is a collection of essays covering the British Army’s campaigns during the premiership of Prime Minister Tony Blair from to and their aftermath.

This period saw significant success for the United Kingdom in the Balkans, Sierra Leone and in closing out the long campaign in Northern Ireland, but also covers the time period. Apart from winning elections, he did nothing. Even all the hyped improvements in domestic policy were more down to Brown than Blair.

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