From the 1st Gulf struggle in Iraq to the continuing conflict in Afganistan the British military has gone through great adjustments in every little thing from undertaking services to equipment.

Fully illustrated and written through an insider, this attractive ebook strains the foremost differences in British military doctrine, association, buildings, devices, uniforms and kit, from the top of the chilly battle within the Nineties as much as at the present time. because the finish of the chilly conflict in 1991, the British military has passed through deep and common alterations, together with the construction of latest devices and features, in addition to cuts and amalgamations. It has digested those alterations whereas at the same time combating in significant expeditionary wars (one of them ongoing) and in numerous lesser out of the country deployments. whereas small by way of superpower criteria, it maintains to "punch above its weight," and is surely the main skilled (indeed, almost the one skilled) combating strength in Europe. It is still the single NATO best friend which america can depend on to give a contribution major wrestle forces for expeditionary campaigns.

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