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Ben Barry
Ben Barry commanded an armored infantry battalion and a multinational brigade on UN and NATO operations in Bosnia and was director of the British Army Staff in the UK Ministry of Defence. He is a visiting professor at the Department of War Studies at King's College London, and the author of Harsh Lessons: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Changing Character of War (IISS, 2016), The Road from Sarajevo: British Army Operations in Bosnia, 1995–1996 (The History Press, 2016) and Blood, Metal and Dust How Victory Turned into Defeat in Afghanistan and Iraq (Osprey, 2020).
by | Aug 29, 2021

In this year’s unexpectedly successful offensive campaign, the Taliban mastered the “battle of the narrative” by linking propaganda and negotiation to its military operations in a way that not only exploited the Afghan government’s disunity and weaknesses, but also reinforced…

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