Britain’s Col. Richard Kemp served in Afghanistan and had a front-row view of the political and strategic thinking behind that war and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Here, he discusses how Afghanistan became the world’s “forgotten war,” his model for a forward-looking global military policy, and what risks really keep him awake at night.
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Richard Kemp has spent most his life fighting terrorism and insurgency, commanding British troops on the front line of some of the world’s toughest hotspots.