What went wrong for the British Army?

On the eve of twenty years since 9/11, Europe Center senior fellow Ben Judah sat down explored what went wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan for what used to call itself “the best little army in the world.” To find out for #BritainDebrief, he spoke to Simon Akam, the author of the recently published The Changing Of the Guard: The British Army since 9/11.

Why did the British lose control of Basra and then Helmand? How has a culture of no resignation unaccountability taken hold at the top? And why have former military politicians and public figures reacted so vociferously to Biden ending a war the British lost on the ground?

You can watch #BritainDebrief on YouTube and as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


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