Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain’s Afghan War

In this follow up to his much praised book Losing Small Wars British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, Frank Ledwidge argues that Britain has paid a heavy cost both financially and in human terms for its involvement in the Afghanistan war Ledwidge calculates the high price paid by British soldiers and their families, taxpayers in the United Kingdom, and, mostIn this follow up to his much praised book Losing Small Wars British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, Frank Ledwidge argues that Britain has paid a heavy cost both financially and in human terms for its involvement in the Afghanistan war Ledwidge calculates the high price paid by British soldiers and their families, taxpayers in the United Kingdom, and, most importantly, Afghan citizens, highlighting the thousands of deaths and injuries, the enormous amount of money spent bolstering a corrupt Afghan government, and the long term damage done to the British military s international reputation In this hard hitting expos , based on interviews, rigorous on the ground research, and official information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Ledwidge demonstrates the folly of Britain s extended participation in an unwinnable war Arguing that the only true beneficiaries of the conflict are development consultants, international arms dealers, and Afghan drug kingpins, he provides a powerful, eye opening, and often heartbreaking account of military adventurism gone horribly wrong.
Investment in Blood The True Cost of Britain s Afghan War In this follow up to his much praised book Losing Small Wars British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan Frank Ledwidge argues that Britain has paid a heavy cost both financially and in human te

Investment in Blood The True Cost of Britain s Afghan Investment in Blood is a damning account of the con ict For those who criticised the operation as a political mistake and strategic disaster, it will reaf rm their greatest fears For those who have indeed invested blood, sweat and tears, it will prove a deeply depressing read Terri Judd, The Independent About the Author Investment in Blood, By Frank Ledwidge The Britain s battle in Afghanistan is drawing to a close and with it comes the beginning of the retrospection that will draft history Frank Ledwidge s new book attempts Investment in Blood by Frank Ledwidge Yale Official Yale book page for Investment in Blood by Frank Ledwidge Investment is in the blood for stem cell futurists Disorders treated by the technology have increased from in to today Investment in Blood by Frank Ledwidge A devastating Investment in Blood the True Cost of Britain s Afghan War Frank Ledwidge Yale University Press, pp, . Frank Ledwidge was a justice adviser in Britain s Investment in blood Frank Ledwidge Paperback Looking for Investment in blood Frank Ledwidge Paperback softback Visit musicMagpie for great deals and super savings with FREE delivery today What has been the return on that investment in blood What has been the return on that investment in blood in has spoken of our investment in blood soldiers to admit that this has become a very bad

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  • Fred Dameron said:
    Jun 18, 2018 - 04:05 AM

    A really good read. If you care about the actual cost of our, the U.S involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria this is a must read. Ledwidge is British and focuses on the British experience but, from the British experience the U.S. reader can draw real answers as to how much the continual state of war the U.S. is in is costing us. The cost is not just in money, we've spent billions the British smaller billions. But also the ongoing cost in human lives that these three wars will cost the U. [...]

  • Waleed said:
    Jun 18, 2018 - 04:05 AM

    Justifiably angry, this is an important initial estimate of the costs of the Helmand fiasco.

  • Mark Thuell said:
    Jun 18, 2018 - 04:05 AM

    Hammers home the pointlessness of our last imperial adventure.

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