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Ministerial Decision-Making in the Run-Up to the Helmand Deployment

RUSI Journal, Apr 2012, Vol. 157, No. 2 By Matt Cavanagh

The decision-making process leading to the Helmand deployment in 2006 was seriously flawed. Matt Cavanagh, special adviser to the government at the time, revisits the dynamics behind the ministers’ failure to devise and maintain a successful strategy.

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