Richard Connaughton, for over 30 years an Army Officer, has written on many subjects. He holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and a PhD in politics. He is a former Head of British Army Defence Studies. He has worked on the development of principles and theories of Military Intervention. His understanding of military and political possibilities has been enhanced through having been to the places about which he has written, which include Grenada, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Burundi, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.