Richard Dannatt

General outspokenness 

16 June 2011 13:22

Recent wars have given rise to an unusual phenomenon in British civil-military relations: frequent, and often high-profile interventions, by serving…

Flying into a known unknown

4 June 2011 10:28

British Apache and French Tigre attack helicopters flew into action over Libya yesterday, the Ministry of Defence confirmed last night.…

Where we are in Afghanistan

2 June 2011 17:54

I wrote back in November that as we approached the July deadline when President Obama promised to start drawing down…

Sherard v The Generals

14 January 2011 14:03

As wars begin to end, arguments about their conduct begin. Such is the case with the British campaign in Helmand.…

Full list of peerages

19 November 2010 11:49

Number 10 has published the full list of new peerages. There are 27 new Conservative peers, including Sir Patrick Cormack,…

A Whitehall cabal has Fox by the short and curlies

15 September 2010 9:07

The Defence Select Committee delivers a familiar litany this morning. The Strategic Defence Review (a structural reform of Britain’s defence…

Dannatt’s departure means one less cook stirring the defence broth

2 August 2010 17:17

So Sir Richard Dannatt has departed the Tory fold almost as curiously as he entered it. Sure, have been no…

In Griffin’s world, squaddies will have to follow their Generals to Nuremberg

21 October 2009 9:06

Well, as Britain’s senior Generals goosestep their way to Nuremberg, plucky squaddies and veterans have leapt to their defence. In…

The BNP responds with hate mail

20 October 2009 16:49

On Thursday night, we will most likely see a restrained performance from Nick Griffin – one which, in itself, gives…

The Generals & Their Plan of Attack

15 October 2009 13:52

Actually, the General Staff’s manoeuvres on Fleet Street have, alas, been rather more successful than their efforts in Basra and…

500 more troops to Afghanistan

14 October 2009 17:28

Gordon Brown’s Afghanistan and Pakistan statement was virtually identical to the joint statement he gave with Battlin’ Bob in August.…

A goatherd by necessity

13 October 2009 18:57

In his recent interview with Fraser, David Cameron said that he’s keen on bringing in outside talent to the government…

That Wellington became Prime Minister is irrelevant to the Dannatt case

9 October 2009 10:53

General Dannatt denies that he’s been in cahoots with the Tories. He gave a lecture last night and said: “[David…

Defensive moves

7 October 2009 19:37

So, General Dannatt is to be a Tory Peer. This worries me greatly. On balance, General Dannatt did a good…

The Man Who Would Be a Peer: General Sir Richard Dannatt

7 October 2009 15:16

Plenty of Tories are, it seems, cock-a-hoop about the news, still to be confirmed, that General Sir Richard Dannatt is…

Dannatt may be overstating his case, but the government is being disingenuous

6 October 2009 14:17

General Sir Richard Dannatt issues a vociferous condemnation of the government’s commitment to British efforts in Afghanistan in the print…

Another smear plot story to damage Gordon Brown

6 September 2009 17:19

After the abortive plot to smear Richard Dannatt, you’d have thought Labour would have learnt their lesson: that it’s often…

Thank God they’re not running a war

23 August 2009 17:24

Last week, defence maestro Kevan Jones launched his master-strategy to smear General Sir Richard Dannatt. It was ingenious. An FOI request…

So who’s really "playing politics" over troop numbers?

12 July 2009 9:43

Just when you thought Brown’s government couldn’t sink any lower, you go and read the Sunday Times’s lead story today…