General Sir David Richards

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Cabinet secretary defends David Cameron's Libya record
‘Whatever might have gone wrong in Libya … was despite good process’ in Whitehall, says Sir Jeremy Heywood

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, Sep, 2016 @7:01 PM

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Lord Ashcroft biography claims David Cameron faced military criticism
Book says PM at odds with ex-ministers and former army chief over Syria, Libya and cuts to Royal Navy

Patrick Wintour and Ben Quinn

21, Sep, 2015 @11:39 PM

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Taking Command by General David Richards – review
‘Bugger the orders’: the former chief of defence staff’s entertaining account of battling militias and mandarins. By Richard Norton-Taylor

Richard Norton-Taylor

24, Oct, 2014 @8:00 AM

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UK military's secret plan to train Syrian rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad
General Sir David Richards' bid for 100,000-strong force had support from US heavyweights but was shelved as too risky

Ewen MacAskill, Defence correspondent

04, Jul, 2014 @1:15 PM

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Britain's defence chief bows out

• General Richards tried to stimulate debate about UK defence policy and role in the world
• Free now to express his views publicly

Richard Norton-Taylor

17, Jul, 2013 @3:22 PM

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Cameron's urge 'to do something' in Syria resisted by defence staff
Defence chief General David Richards has made clear the armed forces' opposition to a fourth campaign in a decade

Nick Hopkins

11, Dec, 2012 @3:26 PM

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David Cameron set to decide on Afghanistan withdrawal timetable
National security council meeting will discuss scale of military pullout and how many personnel will stay on after 2014

Nick Hopkins

27, Nov, 2012 @1:50 AM

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New round of defence cuts puts top brass in a lather

Generals will have to be more hands on. With the washing up...

Nick Hopkins

12, Dec, 2011 @4:24 PM

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PM and chief of defence in separate bunks but fighting the same war
Despite public disputes, Cameron and Richards want to 'make it work' in Afghanistan, writes Allegra Stratton

Allegra Stratton

06, Jul, 2011 @9:40 PM

Libya: Caught in a vice | Editorial
Editorial: Airstrikes and arrest warrants may suggest the jaws are closing around Gaddafi - but they could just as easily be losing their grip

Editorial

16, May, 2011 @11:01 PM

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Koussa among defectors 'helping Nato bomb secret Gaddafi sites'
Gaddafi ex-loyalist is black box of regime, say Libyan officials as UK military calls for more air strikes despite deadly hostel hit

Martin Chulov in Tripoli, and Richard Norton-Taylor

15, May, 2011 @7:18 PM

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British defence chiefs want Nato to step up attacks on Gaddafi's forces
General Sir David Richards says Nato must consider increasing range of legitimate targets in Libya or settle for stalemate

Richard Norton-Taylor

15, May, 2011 @4:35 PM

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