Tuesday, July 31, 2007

38, 300,000, 6000, 763

The British army in Northern Ireland.

Operation Banner, at 38 years the army's longest continuous campaign, saw more than 300,000 personnel serving, more than 6000 injured and 763 killed.

Now that's a counter-insurgency campaign. Does it seem to you that our expectations have become a little unrealistic of late?

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