An accessible study that identifies those constants of warfare which, if followed, hopefully can avoid future fiascos. This is wise advice with contemporary relevance.
Colonel Connaughton's account of the wars of the last quarter of a century is enjoyable, stimulating, sharp, and not least, thought-provoking. The result is a cracker of a book; more than that, let us hope that this powerful and well argued work assists in the disposal of so much casual complacency about how successful military operations are conducted in our distracted and violent world.
This book should be read by all political and military chiefs before committing their countries to war.