Former CDS Places Current Middle East Unrest on the War of 03

Posted on June 26, 2014

The invasion of Iraq by British and American forces was a “strategic error” which resulted in the crisis now threatening to tear the country apart, the former head of the armed forces has said.

General Lord Richards of Herstmonceux, who was chief of the defence staff until last year, also criticised Western efforts to intervene in Syria, saying they had been just enough to keep the civil war alive without actually resolving the conflict, allowing it to spread into Iraq.

He warned that more action was needed to prevent the latest unrest in the region radicalising a new generation of young Muslims in the UK.

The Yorkshire Post reports>

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