General Sir Michael Rose commanded the 22nd Special Air Service Regiment from 1979-1982, where he was directly involved in the London Iranian Embassy siege and the Falkland Island War. From 1994-1995 he commanded the United Nations forces in Bosnia, after which he became Adjutant General of the British Army. Now retired in London, he writes and lectures on peacekeeping and leadership.
Washington's War: Insurgency Warfare from the American Revolution to Iraqby Michael Rose
Retired General Sir Michael Rose, a former United Nations commander and counter-insurgency expert, examines two wars, more than 200 years apart, to demonstrate the unsettling parallels between two small groups of determined insurgents who were determined to defeat a superpower. While acknowledging the obvious differences between the American Revolution and the current situation in Iraq, there are a number of striking military similarities, most notably the failure of the British in 1783 and the Americans today to resolve the dilemma of counter-insurgency warfare: how to isolate and defeat the enemy without alienating the local population.
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