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Desert Of Death

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This book is set to be a timebomb under the British military presence in Afghanistan, criticising tactics, strategy, implementation, equipment and the wisdom behind the operation.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Faber & Faber (first published January 3rd 2008)
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Tim Corke
Mar 22, 2015 Tim Corke rated it really liked it
Leo Docherty's honest portrayal as a British serviceman on duty presents another view of the distant campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq - a side that is often overlooked in mainstream media. Docherty's position as an infantry Captain normally would prevent him from speaking out against the Army's strategic aims and operations overseas but his personal frustration and worry about the decisions and orders that are given to him, override his military training and prompted this book.

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Oct 26, 2015 Alan rated it it was amazing
Written by a guy who obviously has a lot of interest in the region and the well being of the people. We see how very quickly he realises that he (and of course all the British people) were sold a pup. The high and mighty talk of going to Afghanistan and Iraq and bringing about change for the better by the British and American governments is what we the people always knew, a load of bullshit. What we actually have are brave British soldiers in the middle of the shit with clueless leaders being le ...more
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