What went wrong for the British Army? || A debrief from Simon Akam


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What went wrong for the British Army?

On the eve of twenty years since 9/11, I wanted to find out what went wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan for what used to call itself "the best little army in the world." To find out I spoke to Simon Akam for this week's #BritainDebrief for the Atlantic, 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?

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