Julian Glover

  • For the want of three bombs we lost the war. In fact, Robert Gatess retirement speech as US defence secretary last week did not admit to defeat in Afghanistan. Not quite. He stuck to the one more heave, 10,000 bigger bangs, 100,000 more troops plan by which the American and British military are ...

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  • Let them read the documents. Let them try to tell us after that (as some still do, even now) that the Afghan war was fought well, and fought morally; that Guantnamo was a limited and necessary evil; that there was nothing that amounted to torture; that the prisoners stolen from across the world ...

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  • Three years ago, in Helmand, I watched Nick Clegg present a battle plan to the British military. Unfortunately, it seems to be following it. The plan was a crayon and felt tip scrawl by one of his sons, whod made his father promise to give it to the army. Handed over to amuse, it suggested that the ...

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