The MSM are greased lightning. How long has it taken them?
Never mind your book, which is relatively recent (2009?), you have been highlighting PRECISELY this problem with the Pinzgauer for at least the the last 5 years and more on this blog.
If the call is going out to spank Captain Francesco Schettino for dereliction of duty, why is no one calling for Dannatt & chums' heads on this one? I'm sure Schettino didn't plan the unfortunate outcome with his charge. Can similar really be said about Dannatt & co?
The nearest we got was this ...http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2009/0 ... -made.html
Insofar as parliament mattered, the essential problems were an inadequate opposition, exploiting the military situations in Iraq and Afghanistan for their own benefit, and a wholly dysfunctional select committee system. The problems were (partly) summed up here:http://defenceoftherealm.blogspot.com/2 ... onour.htmlhttp://defenceoftherealm.blogspot.com/2 ... broad.htmlhttp://defenceoftherealm.blogspot.com/2 ... -bark.html
Add to that (with certain honourable exceptions) a useless media and poseurs like Dannatt were able to get away with it, enjoying the prestige of office and all that went with it. If you wanted a single testament to the inadequacy of the system as a whole, it would by the Pinzgauer Vector - perhaps we should have a model of it on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square, for Nelson to look down upon - what we were and what we have now become.