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

Frank Ledwidge


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

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

  • Title: Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain’s Afghan War
  • Author: Frank Ledwidge
  • ISBN: 9780300190625
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover



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.


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

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. [...]

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

Hammers home the pointlessness of our last imperial adventure.


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